The Far End of Happy Blog Tour
Apr 21 Liz & Lisa's Book Club interview
Apr 22 DigiWriting "I Am a Writer" interview
Apr 25 Readful Things review and giveaway
"The thoughtful prose and highly quotable phrases in
this novel are not few and far between. This is a book
that will make you wonder how lucky you are to be you
in this moment, make you think about the people you
know who have not been so lucky, and make you realise
that your problems may be small in comparison."
Apr 30 Women Fiction Writers guest post, "Are Likable
Characters Important in Women's Fiction?"
May 1 Traveling with T spotlight, excerpt, giveaway
May 1 KT Book Reviews review
"A very powerful story that is compelling yet heartbreaking but very beautifully written. This would be an ideal choice for group reads and discussions."
May 1 She Treads Softly review
"A very highly recommended novel about a suicide standoff and a woman trying to come up with the inner strength to make it through the horrific day."
May 1 Huffington Post interview with Brandi Megan Granett, "Choose This Day: Author Kathryn Craft on Healing with Fiction"
May 1 Blood-Red Pencil guest post, "How Layers Can Deepen Your Story's Impact"
May 3 Writer Unboxed guest post, "Tips for Novelizing True Events"
May 3 Texas Library Lady review
"THE FAR END OF HAPPY, written by Kathryn Craft, is one of the great reads that grabs you and refuses to let you go until the conclusion of the book. Craft's ability to pull you into the story and make you feel a part of the action is amazing."
May 4 Book Reviews & More by Kathy review
"Powerful. Intense. Emotional. Gut wrenching. While all of these adjectives fit THE FAR END OF HAPPY I believe that “heartbreaking” is probably the one that comes closest to describing this riveting novel."
May 5 Confessions of the Perfect Mom review and excerpt
"OMG this book was amazing! It was so powerful and moving...it needs to be on your summer read list."
May 5 Books I Think You Should Read review and giveaway
"I'd recommend this novel for anyone that is looking for a more serious read... I now want to read the author's first book, The Art of Falling, too, if it's as good as this book was."
May 6 Always with a Book guest post, "Reinventing Self as Character"
May 7 Book Reviews & Giveaways spotlight, excerpt, giveaway
May 9 Debutante Ball fun Q&A and giveaway
May 9 Mallory Heart Reviews spotlight, review
"If the reader doesn't come away from this novel soul-wrenched, tear ducts dried out from crying, mind full of the characters—well, that reader must have read with eyes, ears, and heart closed. THE FAR END OF HAPPY is an extraordinarily compelling book, founded in an extraordinary comprehension of human nature, addiction, denial---and love, familial bonds, and character strength and integrity. It will be without a doubt a BEST of 2015. I can't praise it highly enough!"
May 9 Tigerlily Books review
"Ronnie is an engaging character and I was able to feel her pain as she struggled with the impact her decisions are likely to make. This story is an important one and Kathryn Craft tells it well drawing from her own personal experience of suicide. THE FAR END OF HAPPY is based on true events from the author's past and Craft blends her own story effortlessly with fiction. She tackles the subject sensitively and gives deep insight into the minds of the loved ones touched by suicide. It's a novel packed with emotion and the 12 hour time-scale really ramps up the tension."
May 11 Velvet Morning Press guest post, "3 Challenges of Writing a Novel About True Events"
May 11 Tasha Seegmiller blog spotlight, review and giveaway
"I completely adored the book - thought about it when I wasn't reading it which is an extraordinary compliment. It was stunning in so many ways."
May 11 Vox Libris spotlight, review, and giveaway
"This is not an easy book to read because its subject matter is sensitive and brutal. But it is a very real story, one inspired by events Craft suffered in her life. It feels personal and intimate, almost uncomfortably so. Yet its message is powerful: suicide (even attempted) claims a wide swath of victims."
May 12 Geek Heaven review
"An emotional, brutal and beautiful story about love, life and the prospect of death. About losing and finding oneself in situations that can seem hopeless. About finding faith in the darkest of moments if one looks for it in the right places. Above all, it is a story about family. The love and the hurt, and everything in between."
May 13 Books Chatter spotlight, excerpt, and giveaway
May 13 Till Then Smile Often spotlight, review and giveaway
"Deeply moving, fast paced, heart wrenching, yet remaining hopeful."
May 14 Cathy Lamb blog Author-to-Author interview
May 14 So I'm Fifty spotlight and giveaway
May 15 The Worn Bookmark spotlight and giveaway
May 19 Karen's Korner interview and giveaway
May 20 Traveling with T guest post, "What Makes Great Book Club Fiction"
May 20 Lesley Lindsay blog interview
May 20 The Undercover Soundtrack, guest post on mystical role radio played in the writing of The Far End of Happy
May 22 Books in the Burbs guest post, "The Social World of Writing," giveaway
May 25 Books a la Mode spotlight post and giveaway
May 29 Girls Just Reading review
"THE FAR END OF HAPPY is an intense novel. It will stir up all types of feelings in you, they won't all be easy to deal with at times. Ms. Craft does an excellent job of making you feel like you are right there with Ronnie, Janet and Beverly. These characters and what they have gone through will stay with you for a long time after you close the novel."
Kathryn Craft author