I celebrated New Year's Eve with my family riding roller coasters and having warm funnel cakes! The best way to bring in the New Year is to try something new so I rode a roller coaster I haven't been on before!
2018 was a year I tried many new things, which has helped me grow as a person and professionally. I decided to enter my films into film festivals first rather than put them out for distribution immediately as I have done in the past. After winning 25 film festival awards and 47 official selections/nominations; it has proven my films/tv shows are award-winning and top-notched. I wouldn't put out anything that is less than award-winning.
I also created an imprint for my romantic comedies and also steamier romances, which was a hilarious success since it fell into popular culture status. The books in this imprint which I wrote were written under a pen name as well.
In 2018, my publishing and production company began Sparklesoup STEM, which publishes and produce STEM books and shows for children through teens. Our books were featured at the OC Children's Book Festival, Boys and Girls Club, and now will be part of Read Across America in U.S. Schools.
Looking forward to 2019! Bigger things are coming! Including the premiere of the Live Stage performance of The Summer Pact, which is a Loving Summer Novel. Possible early release of the Bitter Frost Film (???). More book series. More books!
Oh, and I am personally excited about this - the Escape Games Global Release of Sparklesoup's Books - Bitter Frost, Loving Summer, FADE, Amazon Lee Adventures and more!
I've always dream big even when some people have tried to make me feel small. Fortunately, my dreams are not just mine, but the dreams of other people. My success reflects the success of all the indies, all the women pioneers, all the Asian Americans with the dream of pursuing a better life in America, all the mothers/daughters/sisters/wives who have dreamed of making a career out of their own ideas and hard work, and all those founders/innovators who have come across naysayers and obstacles in their pursuit to change the world.
Thank you readers, viewers, supporters, and fellow dreamers for all your continued love and support in 2018. Let's make 2019 even greater!
Love and Sincerity,
Happy to announce we will be going to Cannes to see our films screen as part of the Film Festival's selection!!!!
Going to Cannes as filmmakers is a dream come true. In a little less than one year since entering the film festival circuit for our films and tv series; we've won 25 film awards and received over 47 nominations including the Cannes.
I'm especially happy that the films are ones where I had the chance to work with my 12-year-old daughter, who wants to be a filmmaker.
And as always these are films with positive messages and stories.
I was so busy last year and all this year with writing and producing, not to mention acting and hosting that I found out that I am now classified as a bonafide "celebrity" and commands the rate of one for my appearances. It is funny how one find out about this. Probably because I work in a private and solitude environment when I write my books or within a tight knit production with a few or known cast and crew when I film, I am not aware of the public reach that I or my work has. I am, however, delighted and surprised when someone does stop and ask to take a photo with them when I am out in public. Or when I find out that the nieces of a bunch of people at my high school reunion are major fans or it happened to be there are mommy fans of my romances who happen to be parents of the same private school my daughter just started going to, or even when I was at a fantasy convention, and lots of people came up and said they have at least one series of mine... These are things I don't usually expect when I am out in public just doing my ordinary daily things. But I am so fortunate and blessed to experience this and am grateful to all who do approach me to tell me how much they love my work, what I stand for, and how much I inspired them.
While I am best known for being a million+-selling author and digital book publishing pioneer; my speeches are based on my other occupations as a producer, executive, entrepreneur, journalist, and more. Living a full and active life in the community, at church, with world leaders and organizations, with friends and family is why I have a wealth of real life experiences and information to speak about. That's also why I have written and is knowledgeable about many topics in many genres as an author.
Here's a snapshot of my speaking engagement booker. Last year my minimum appearance fee was $15,000. This year it's at least $25,000 to $50,000. And I can be booked here. But for schools and for non-profits, I am flexible depending on the cause so if you are a school or a non-profit, don't be intimidated by the fees. Contact my agent at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks and have a Great Week!
Kailin Gow and Kira G. will be Presenting on the Middle Grade/Teen Stage at Noon AND The STEM Stage at 3 PM on Sept. 30 at The OC Children's Book Festival 2018! Book Signing Too!
In a rare book signing appearance, bestselling author Kailin Gow and her daughter Kira G. will be presenting on 2 stages at the OC Children's Book Festival on September 30, 2018 at Noon at the Middle Grade/Teen/YA Stage and at 3 PM at the STEM Stage!
It is the first time for Kira G. to present at the OC Children's Book Festival and the 3rd time presenting on stage for Kailin Gow.
Kailin Gow and Kira G.'s popular Amazon Lee Adventures Series is a STEM book, a Middle Grade/Teen Book Series, a Social Studies Book Series, and a Diverse Books Series featuring a strong female character and her family who are scientists, inventors, and adventurers. The first Trilogy explores Ancient Rome, Greece, and Egypt.
The second Trilogy explores Ancient China.
Other STEM - focused book series by Kailin Gow are:
The Garden Girl Series is the first book series in Sparklesoup's newest imprint Kira Kailin which is for Clean Teen Romances that may or may not fall under the STEM umbrella which covers Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The Garden Girl Series is a STEM book series which covers science, technology, engineering, math, history, while being a teen romance book series, written by ALA YALSA Award-winning Author Kailin Gow.
15 year old Eden Birdseye is the descendant of the inventor who invented the freezing process for food, and she is also born into a family of farmers with farms scattered along the California coastline. Fresh out of boarding school and newly-enrolled in her local high school, Eden thought she would have a normal existence as a teenager, instead of the heir to a farming empire. What she doesn't know is her knowledge of food, science, technology, and even math will come into play when a world crisis surfaces. Suddenly, Eden who just wanted to hide, is now The Garden Girl, and she learns that despite being a girl and only 15, she can do a lot to help change the world for the better.
Release Dates and Order
Eden's Garden (Garden Girl #1) - October 2018
Eden's Experiment (Garden Girl #2) - March 2018
Eden's Crush (Garden Girl #3) - June 2018
STEM Cookbook Series for Age 7+ features using Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and History in Making Delicious Dishes!
The first Cookbook releases October 1, 2018!
Kailin Gow's New TV Series nd Shows for Fall 2018 Coming to Streaming Channels to You (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, FemaleFlix, and More!)
Husband/Wife Co-Author Team Kailin Gow and Finlay Gow's Parenting and Relationship Book, RAISING A STRONG DAUGHTER: WHAT FATHERS SHOULD KNOW has become #1 Bestselling Book on Parenting & Relationships in America!
The book, featured on the top #1 Radio News Talk Shows in America has become the #1 Bestselling book on Parenting and Relationships in America! Filled with real hard advice, written from the perspective of a bestselling author with over 400 books written featuring strong women/girls characters and has been a peer counselor for women for College, has a Masters in Communications & Management, and is a Pioneer in Digital Publishing. Also the real advice of Top Attorney, Corporate Executive in Fortune 100 Companies Finlay Gow who has won several cases in HR/Employment & Corporate Law, and whose ancestor was a kickbutt woman general. Raising A Strong Daughter: What Fathers Should Know was written for fathers, but the principles apply to all parents and to all children, not just daughters. It is the Strunk & White version of the Handbook for Parenting in the Modern Times.
Kailin Gow and Daughter Kira G. to Be on STEM Stage & Signing the Amazon Lee Adventures Books at Author Corner at the OC Children's Book Festival in September!
Kailin Gow, Bestselling Author and Award-winning Host/Filmmaker will be speaking about the Amazing Technologies, Historical Facts, and Science in the new Amazon Lee Adventures Series for age 12 and up on the OC Children's Book Festival's Stage on September 30 and Signing with Co-Author Kira G., her tween/teen daughter. The OC Children's Book Festival is one of the largest and long-running children's book festival in the nation with thousands of attendees. This is the 3rd time Kailin Gow has presented and signed at the OC Children's Book Festival and the first time for Kira G.
In case you didn't catch my interview on WSVA News Talk Radio's Mike Schikman about being a strong woman & what fathers can do to help raise their daughters to be strong women, here it is:
Kailin Gow Talks About the Important Role Fathers and Men have in Raising Strong Daughters in Today's World
Kailin Gow was interviewed on the Tom Barnard Show, the #1 news talk radio in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area! Great conversation about parenting and what Fathers should do to raise a daughter to be a strong woman of today, covered in my upcoming Father’s Day week release book, Raising A Strong Daughter: What Fathers Should Know by Finlay Gow, JD and Kailin Gow, MA. Here’s the interview itself!
Kailin Gow Talks Parenting Strong Girls for the Modern World on the Tom Barnard Show!
Raising A Strong Daughter: What Fathers Should Know by Finlay Gow JD and Kailin Gow MA is a Top 100 Bestseller in Parenting Books Upon Release!
AMAZON LEE and the Undead of Rome Debuts as a Top 10 Bestseller in Teen! Best Mother's Day so Far because This Series i Co-Written by a Tween/Teen and Myself - My Science-and-Tech-Loving Daughter Kira!
Amazon Lee and the Ancient Undead of Rome Debut as an Amazon Teen Bestseller, Next to the Hunger Games Books!
Because Teens and Tweens are in tune with the pop culture and trends of their world, it is important to include them if you write books for tweens and teens. Having been active in Schools as a Parent and also as a Community Leader, it was instinctual for me to always include actual tweens and teens in my board and research panels.
Amazon Lee Adventures was actually written as a collaboration with my 12-year-old daughter, who wanted to have a series out there for girls who like adventures, technology, travel, history, and action. The first book, Amazon Lee and the Ancient Undead of Rome just released and debut as a Top 10 Teen bestseller on Amazon and a #1 Hot New Release in Teens. Inside the book are also questions that are specifically related to STEM, ELA Literary, and even Social Studies that follows the Common Core Curriculum of Ancient Civilizations.
More than 3 Full Novels are Set for Release, with more planned for 2019. An animated series is also in Development.
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