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Megan Fate and Kimi Fate Gros

Megan Fate and Kimi Fate Gros

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Hello! Welcome to the Megan Hearts Family! Our names are Megan Fate and Kimberly Fate Gros…sisters who started the Kegan Fate Publishing, LLC, in 2008. We recently published “Megan Hearts Baking,” the first book in the Megan Heart series devoted to young girls between the ages of 4-8.

We believe there is a pround pressure placed on young girls in current day society based on their image: the need to be thin, beautiful, and appealing. Instead of looking to serve others, the focus in constantly on “me!” The struggle of peer pressure emerges and girls strive for whatever it takes to be well liked and popular. They fear walking the road less traveled, to them, it appears to be the lonely road. Girls fear failure! Due to this fear, we oftentimes see far too many girls let life pass them by as they ‘go with the flow.’ It is our desire for the Megan Heart series to empower young girls to discover new activities/hobbies and as they gain knowledge and skills, learn to recognize the importance of using them for benefits that reach beyond themselves.

The REAL Megan

The REAL Megan

Megan has always displayed traits of a free spirit through her boundless energy and love for life. Megan is currently living her dream of pointing young people toward a hope bigger than themselves. She has spoken to thousands, encouraging each one to become fully enthralled with their unique purpose in life. Currently, she is working on a masters degree in Organizational Leadership and coaches the Women’s Basketball team at Azusa Pacific Univeristy. She also spends her summers empowering students as ‘Spirit Girl,’ at Hume Lake Christian Camps.

Meagan Hearts Successful

The “Megan Hearts Baking” Story
by Marie Cardona

In some cases the word is Serendipitous. In other cases … luck. In this case, just call it fate.

In 2006, 24-year old Megan Fate was a contestant on the game show “Price Is Right” and left $10,000 richer. While some may take the winnings and splurge on a short-term indulgence, Megan decided to pursue a long-lived dream, and Kegan Publishing was born.

The company, founded by sisters Megan and Kimberly “Kimi” Fate, has launched a book series aimed at girls ages 5 to 11. The series, named “Megan Hearts,” encourages girls to follow their passions and learn new activities. While Megan Fate has been the energetic “face” of the company as well as the inspiration for the book’s primary character, Kimi Fate, along with co-writer Kathryn Fore, are the book’s authors.

The first book in the series, “Megan Hearts Baking,” tells the story of little Megan and her discovery of the art of baking. Reveling in her newfound skills, Megan passes the knowledge onto her friends and teaches them how to make cupcakes.

The Fate sisters have always had a passion for helping the youth and giving back to the community. Megan is a women’s basketball coach at Azusa Pacific University, as well as a motivational speaker at various high schools and churches throughout the country.

Meanwhile, Kimi Fate is starting a local Long Beach group called “The Best of Long Beach,” where members explore the nine districts of Long Beach and visit various landmarks that represent the city’s culture.

Co-writer Kathryn Fore, who was also born and raised in Long Beach, graduated from the University of California, Irvine, with degrees in English, psychology and social behavior, has spent many years as a tutor, and intends to continue to use her education to serve others.

When asked what their long-term goal is with this series, Kimi spoke frankly, stating they are authors with a definite purpose in their writing.

“Our goal with this series is to continue providing books that encourage and empower young girls to develop goals and passions,” states Kimi. “We desire for them to live out of their imaginations and to be people of possibility.”

“Also, our goal is to organize retreats/conferences for young girls and their mothers. Beyond publishing our books, we’d also like to grow big enough to bring in a few other unknown authors who also have a desire to help young people grow.”

The sisters are also sensitive to the burdens placed on young girls by society, emphasizing that the media encourages self-centeredness and superficial representation, rather than a sense of individuality and responsibility in giving back.

“There is a profound pressure placed on young girls in current day society based on their image,” states Kimberly. “The need to be thin, beautiful and appealing. Instead of looking to serve others, the focus is constantly on ‘me.’ The struggle of peer pressure emerges and girls strive for whatever it takes to be well liked and popular. They fear walking the road less traveled because, to them, it appears to be the lonely road. Girls fear failure.

“Due to this fear, we oftentimes see far too many girls let life pass them by as they ‘go with the flow.’ One will find that as you look back upon your life, the moments that stand out are the ones when you have done things for others. Oftentimes, people forget to think beyond themselves. It is our desire for ‘Megan Hearts’ to empower girls to try new activities and as they gain knowledge and skills, learn to recognize the importance of using them for benefits that reach beyond themselves.”

To date, “Megan Hearts Baking” has sold well over 300 copies, with follow-ups planned with titles such as “Megan Hearts Guitar,” “Megan Hearts Africa” and “Megan Hearts Basketball.” Eventually, the sisters plan on launching a book tour in various locations in the west, including northern and southern California, Oregon, Washington, and parts of Arizona.

They are also aiming to get their books in Barnes and Nobles and Borders. In the meantime the books are available at a current retail price of $10.95 through their website http://www.meaganhearts.com, and http://www.amazon.com.

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Responses

  1. We love these girls! They are the light of our lives! It is what they are doing that is inspiring others’ lives. Giving back! In turn, they will continue to receive much — not because that’s their goal, but because the world needs their pursuits more than ever.

    Love, Mom and Dad


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