About Kayla

"A non-writing writer is a monster courting insanity." -Franz Kafka

I am a writer. There was a recent chunk of years during which I did not write--at least, not creatively. Did I transform into a monster? Did I spiral into the depths of insanity? Well, not exactly. But things were certainly darker during those years, and I can now see the ways in which I had been flirting with some of my deepest neuroses. Now, thanks to my first novel, The Apple Tree, I am a healthy writer again--which is to say, I am a writing writer again. Now, I am happy to report, I feel much more like myself.

A Few Facts


 I live in Washington with my husband and fluffy Norwegian Forest cat. I am a logophile, a pluviophile, and I think llamas are pretty great, too. When I'm not writing, I enjoy playing the piano and eating waffles.

The Apple Tree


The Apple Tree is my very first novel. I loved writing this story and getting to share it with others. I'm currently at work on my second novel, so stay tuned!

Things you might want to know...

I'm a brand new author in my twenties.

I'm an independent, self-published author.

The Apple Tree is currently my one and only novel (and I absolutely loved writing it!).

I am at work on writing my second novel. Hooray!

My second novel will not be a sequel to The Apple Tree.

I have loved getting to share The Apple Tree with others, and I hope to write many more stories throughout my life!