Kaylia credits her life long passion for reading and writing to her parents. She wrote her first short story in third grade and was an active participant and award winner in numerous reading programs as a child. By the time she was ten, she knew she wanted to be a writer.
Kaylia grew up in the Silicon Valley (CA) where she attended high school and junior college. She contributed to a few poetry anthologies and studied writing for film and television. In 2005, she graduated with honors from Sacramento State University, receiving her Bachelor of Arts in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. In 2018 she received a Certificate of Copyediting from UC Santa Barbara.
Her short story collection, Links, was published in October of 2009.
Since then, her writings (fiction and nonfiction) have appeared on the Gay Central Valley Blog, Gay Fresno, Community Link, Community Alliance, Blade California, and other local publications.
Kaylia has chaired and led multiple panels, trainings, and workshops dealing with both literary and LGBT+ issues. She has been featured on podcasts, local morning and radio shows, and was the Youth Poetry judge for the Fresno Library’s 2018 Poetry Contest. .
Currently Kaylia is a free lance writer, editor, and podcaster in Fresno CA where she stays busy as a community organizer, activist, and volunteer. She works with the Fresno UU's Social Media team, serves as Secretary for the Central Valley’s Alliance of Atheists and Skeptics, publishes the Wawona School Newsletter, and runs a local book clubs.
Contact Kaylia at firstname.lastname@example.org