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

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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! 🙂

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The Wishing Shelf Book Awards

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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!

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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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Review: Don’t Call Me Kit Kat by K.J. Farnham

Many thanks to Melinda of A Tattered Copy for reading and reviewing Don’t Call Me Kit Kat. Her response to Katie’s story choked me up. 💜

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by K.J. Farnham
Published April 20th 2015 by Createspace

About Don’t Call Me Kit Kat

Junior high is where things really start to happen. Cliques form and break apart. Couples are made and destroyed. And a reputation is solidified that you won’t ever be able to escape. Everything you do and say, and everyone you spend your time with, matters.

Katie Mills knows that. She gets it. That’s why she tried so hard to get in with the cool girls at school. And why she was so devastated when those efforts found her detained for shoplifting and laughed out of cheer squad tryouts.

But Katie has more to worry about than just fitting in. Her parents are divorced and always fighting. Her sister never has time for her. And her friends all seem to be drifting apart. Even worse? The boy she has a crush…

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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. 🙂

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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.

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Description:

Junior high is where things really start to happen. Cliques form and break apart. Couples are made and destroyed. And a reputation is solidified that you won’t ever be able to escape. Everything you do and say, and everyone you spend your time with, matters.

Katie Mills knows that. She gets it. That’s why she tried so hard to get in with the cool girls at school. And why she was so devastated when those efforts found her detained for shoplifting and laughed out of cheer squad tryouts.

But Katie has more to worry about than just fitting in. Her parents are divorced and always fighting. Her sister never has time for her. And her friends all seem to be drifting apart. Even worse? The boy she has a crush on is dating the mean girl at school.

Everything is a mess, and Katie doesn’t feel like she has control over any of it. Certainly not over her weight, which has always topped out at slightly pudgier than normal—at least, according to her mother.

So when she happens to catch one of the popular girls throwing up in the bathroom one day, it sparks an idea. A match that quickly engulfs her life in flames.

Is there any going back once she gets started down this path?

And would she even want to if she could?

Still not sure if this is the book for you? Visit Goodreads to find out what other readers had to say about Don’t Call Me Kit Kat.

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A powerful interview with DON’T CALL ME KIT KAT author K. J. Farnham on Eating Disorders & Body Image

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I was recently interviewed by Liza Wiemer of WhoRuBlog. She sure did ask some excellent questions. Here’s a snippet:

  1. Society focuses on body image. What do you want young teens to know about their bodies? Is your advice different for boys?

First of all, according to the National Institutes of Health, the human body is made up of more than 100 trillion cells. Here’s what that looks like in numeric form: 100,000,000,000,000. Do you know how unique that makes you? With that many cells, it’s absurd for society to push an “ideal” body image on anyone. The extent to which each individual person is unique is absolutely mind-boggling. 100 TRILLION cells! Embrace your uniqueness and take care of yourself by making healthy choices because your body is a miracle. 🙂

Secondly, have you ever heard this quote by Maya Angelou?

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

In my experience, people will also forget what your body looked like and what you were wearing. Honestly, the way you look right now won’t matter 20, 10, five or even two years from now. But the way you behave today—the way you treat people—will matter for the rest of your life. So love the miracle that is your body, but remember that it’s just a vessel. It truly is what’s on the inside that counts.

My advice is no different for boys.

Read the rest of the interview here:

A powerful interview with DON’T CALL ME KIT KAT author K. J. Farnham on Eating Disorders & Body Image.