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September 27 – October 9
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Don’t Call Me Kit Kat and SPIN focus on social issues that people often don’t want to talk about. However, these are topics that desperately need to be discussed by teens, parents, educators, and anyone else who has a teen in his or her life. In fact, many readers have said that these books should be mandatory reading for students in middle and high school to help facilitate discussions about topics like eating disorders, bullying, peer pressure, depression, sexual abuse, substance abuse, and Internet safety.

If you’ve already read these books or have already purchased them, please consider telling others about this deal. One book can change someone’s perspective. One book can change someone’s life. It is my hope that Don’t Call Me Kit Kat or SPIN can be that book for someone.

💜KJ Farnham

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Read Click Date Repeat and Don’t Call Me Kit Kat for #FREE while you can!

Kindle Countdown Sale Both Books

If you’re a Kindle Unlimited subscriber and would like to read either of my books for FREE, time is running out!

After May 13, 2016, they will no longer be part of the Kindle Unlimited program. But the good news is they’ll be available on ALL platforms! 🙂


If you’re not a KU subscriber and would like to take advantage of the Kindle Countdown deals I’m running:

Click HERE to purchase Click Date Repeat.

Click HERE to purchase Don’t Call Me Kit Kat. (This link will direct you to the Free Kindle Books & Tips site. They are running a promo announcement for Kit Kat and will benefit if people use their purchase link. It’s a great way to help out a blog that functions to promote authors.)

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The Wishing Shelf Book Awards


I’m pleased to announce that Don’t Call Me Kit Kat has been chosen as a 2015 finalist in Category 4 (Books for Teenagers) of The Wishing Shelf Book Awards.

Finalists were read and judged by children in 8 UK primary and secondary schools. The books were marked according to EDITING, THEME, STYLE, COVER and, in the case of many of the children’s books, ILLUSTRATIONS.

WINNERS will be announced on April 1st, 2016.

To check out all of the categories and finalists, please visit The Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards website.

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Holiday Giveaway!


In celebration of the holidays and to thank all of you for your support, I’m giving away copies of both of my books. 🙂

For a chance to win an e-copy of the book of your choice, visit my page on Facebook.

*This giveaway is open until 12/23 at 8:00 pm CST.
*Winners will be chosen by one of my kids and announced on Facebook.

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Don’t Call Me Kit Kat Earns Awesome Indies Approval

I’m pleased to announce that Don’t Call Me Kit Kat has been awarded a place on the Awesome Indies list of quality independent fiction. Yipeee!

A little about Awesome Indies and what it means to be Awesome Indies Approved.

  • “The Awesome Indies showcases great stories that are well written and engaging. Our books step outside genre boundaries to offer you something different. We are the unique voices of independent fiction.” Tahlia Newland, founder.

Criteria for Approval:

  • The book is correctly formatted for fiction;
  • The cover looks professional;
  • The plot is well structured, well paced, conceptually sound and engaging;
  • The characters are well developed and their dialogue and interactions with others are believable;
  • The book is not overwritten or unnecessarily wordy; for instance; no obvious dumps of information, unnecessary repetition or irrelevant scenes;
  • Changes in point of view are clear;
  • The prose is well written and engaging. Where appropriate for the genre, voice and intention, the story is shown rather than told and the writing active rather than passive;
  • The book has been line edited, copy edited and proofread, and the grammar, spelling and punctuation usage is consistent throughout.


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Author Tess Woods Interviews K. J. Farnham

Author Tess Woods has chosen Don’t Call Me Kit Kat as her book club pick of the month for October. I am honored that it’s the first YA book to be featured and that I am the first American author to be highlighted. 🙂

Me with Don't Call Me Kit Kat

Can you tell us briefly about your book?
Don’t Call Me Kit Kat follows 13-year-old Katie Mills as she plunges into the depths of an eating disorder. A combination of things—things that most teens will encounter at one time or another—drive Katie to binge and purge, giving her a false sense of control. Many issues are touched on, ranging from cliques, bullying, jealousy, crushes, social pressure and underage drinking to divorce, body image issues, mental health and suicide.

Where did the inspiration for this book come from?
Someone close to me struggled with bulimia from the age of 12 into her mid twenties, so I know exactly what the disease does to a person—both mentally and physically. I drew from my friend’s experiences, as well as from memories of feelings I had as a teen, to create Katie’s story.

Don’t Call Me Kit Kat is my attempt to shed light on a disorder that is often not taken seriously as a life-threatening mental illness. Bulimia (like other eating disorders) is a complex disease with multiple causes and no clear course of treatment. Every bulimic needs different things to heal and heals at her own pace. Those who suffer often feel too ashamed to seek help. To make matters worse, friends and loved ones of sufferers tend to have a hard time understanding that treatment is a lengthy process, so lingering symptoms often get swept under the rug. It breaks my heart.

How did you come up with the title?
The original title for this novel was The Me I See, but my editor and a trusted beta reader thought it sounded too self-helpish. At first, I didn’t agree, so I ignored their opinions. (I can be extremely stubborn at times!) When my editor questioned whether I’d thought about changing the title, I decided to post a poll on Facebook and was forced to open myself up to the possibility of a new title when others agreed that it made them think of a self-help book. This might sound silly, but I was devastated. So I allowed myself a few hours of sadness, and then I moved on to brainstorming for a new title.

Like the title for Click Date Repeat, Don’t Call Me Kit Kat came to me while I was running on my treadmill. I wanted something original that would make people wonder why the title is significant. I wanted people to reach a point while reading when they’d think “Ah, now I understand the title.” I hope I’ve accomplished my goal!

Where is your favourite place to write?
I wish I could say the beach or our local state park among the chirping Eastern Bluebirds and Scarlet Tanagers, but anywhere outdoors (especially on a sunny day) would be too distracting for me. So here’s the boring…um, I mean, the real answer. My favorite place to write is in my living room while lounging on the loveseat with my feet up. I place my laptop either on the arm of the loveseat or on a pillow on my lap. There’s usually one cat purring in my ear and another laying next to me.

Chocolate or cheese?
Oh my, this is a tough one! But since I’m from Wisconsin—the official cheesehead state—I have to go with cheese.

Click HERE to view the entire feature, which includes the rest of the interview, Tess’ reason for choosing Kit Kat, and her review of the book.

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