Writer / Editor / Activist

Writer / editor



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.

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. A limited run of a children's title is slated to be released in 2018.

She has chaired and led multiple panels, trainings, and workshops dealing with both literary and LGBT+ issues and has been featured on podcasts, local morning shows, and radio programs.

Currently Kaylia is a free lance writer and editor 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 Chairperson for the Wawona School Site Council, and runs two book clubs. 

Contact Kaylia at kayliametcalfe@gmail.com