KAYLIE'S MEDIA KIT Books have always been my love language. My love of books is from my grandparents. Growing up, my grandfather would take me to the library everyday after school and I remember thinking it was the most magical place in the world. By the time I hit middle school, my love for reading was insatiable and my daydreams were filled with fantasies about being an author myself someday. In my teenage years I ended up writing many books— books that were badly written, but filled with magic, wonder, and an honesty I don’t think I’ll ever be able to achieve again. Then I grew up. My writing was shelved in favor of staying out with friends and going to college. It was shelved while I fell in love and got married. It was shelved while I tried to figure out who I was and what I wanted to do in this big scary world. I can’t tell you exactly when the sparkling kernels of ideas started coming back to me; it was somewhere during the day to day slush— folded magically in the spaces between my 9 to 5 job and my renewed appetite for reading. It’s a funny thing becoming an adult, the monotonous routine everyone seems to dread when you’re a kid is really just an opportunity to find creative ways to fill the space and find purpose. And to find my purpose I started writing again. For two years all I had was a very decisive heroine and her very eclectic companions. Eventually the characters showed me their own purposes and took me on their adventure, but mostly I spent two wonderful years getting to know them, and myself, again. I’m so excited to be able to share my stories and my magic with the world and I hope wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, you find a little magic of your own.