Redbook magazine names The Goodbye Year one of the best books of spring!

Here’s how Redbook magazine described The Goodbye Year in its list of the 20 best books you absolutely must read this spring!

The Goodbye Year, by Kaira Rouda 

Will, Melanie and Sarah are all parents in three separate families grappling with the same issue: their children are graduating high school and soon will be off to college, leaving them with empty houses and no buffer to distract them from their domestic and personal problems. Told from the perspectives of both the parents and the kids, the novel covers how the uncertainty involved with children leaving home for the first time affects family as a whole.

Why we’re looking forward to it: The family dramas and dynamics are things that we can all relate to while experiencing them in new ways through the characters.

THE GOODBYE YEAR makes Redbook magazines must read list!

THE GOODBYE YEAR makes Redbook magazines must read list!

Thank you, Redbook magazine! Here’s the entire list! 20 Best Books to Read This Spring!

Happy reading!

So excited! THE GOODBYE YEAR made the list!!

The Goodbye Year made the list! What list you wonder? Well, the SheKnows media list of “10 Spring Book Releases by Women We Can’t Wait to Read” list! The Goodbye Year is in GREAT company and I can’t wait to read all the rest of the books on the list! So, thank you SheKnows and… Read more »

Writers who Read Interview and a Happy 2016!

Hi all, Kaira here! I was thrilled to be asked by G.G. Andrew to be her first interview for 2016 in her Writers Who Read interview series, which features a writer each week geeking out over books and reading: The first Writers Who Read interview of 2016 begins with author Kaira Rouda. Welcome, Kaira! Who are you? Hi!… Read more »

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Happy Holidays, everybody! I hope you have a chance to experience the magic of the season which truly is the sparkle in a little child’s eyes, the glow of a warm fire, the laughter with good friends, and the love of family. The best things in life are the experiences shared with others. Treasure these… Read more »

Happy Thanksgiving!

I love this holiday. It reminds us of the important things in life! Be thankful. Live Simply. Be Kind. Do your best. Use please and thank you. Cherish family and friends. Never give up. Believe in yourself. Listen with your heart. Help others. Laugh often and lots. Have a wonderful day!

Laguna Lights Blog Tour Happening Now!

Hey, guess what? LAGUNA LIGHTS, featuring Laura and Paul, is on tour and there’s a fun giveaway, too! LAGUNA LIGHTS by Kaira Rouda was just released and we are having a blog tour for the book. This is the 3rd in the Laguna Beach series. Each book in this series is a standalone, contemporary romance… Read more »

Yay! It’s pub day for Laguna Lights, Laguna Beach Book 3!

Available today for your eReader or in paperback, Laguna Lights is “it girl” Laura’s story and can be read alone or as part of the Laguna Beach series. Here’s the scoop: Welcome back to Laguna Beach, California … Laura Kinkaid’s glamorous Hollywood life is falling apart. After years of reality television stardom beginning in high… Read more »

Real You: Remember what’s important during the holidays

I was asked to write a piece for Woman’s World magazine about what it was like not to have any more kids to dress up and take trick-or-treating during Halloween. Sob. Sure, I’ve had teenagers for awhile, so that phase of little people needing to be chaperoned in the neighborhood had long since passed. But… Read more »

It’s the 99 cent InkHeart Authors BUCKtoberfest!

From today until October 26th, grab your choice of these fabulous books from New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors, for just 99 cents each! Including LAGUNA NIGHTS, Laguna Beach Book 1!! Click on either image or here to visit the official BUCKtoberfest page and start reading!! This promotion is all treats, no tricks! Happy… Read more »


Just in time for cooler temperatures (unless you happen to live in Laguna Beach where it is blazing hot) and cozy reading spots, the latest installment of the Laguna Beach series – Laguna Heights – is out today! I hope you’ll enjoy Annie and Hank’s story as much as I enjoyed writing it! Here’s the… Read more »