Author’s Journey: Research

Hi everyone! It’s Kayla here. I haven’t had a lot of time to blog because I’m currently working on my next murder mystery. If you follow my blog, you know the novel is set in Fort Morgan, Alabama. Since it’s a real place, with real jurisdictions, I’m finding that research is far more trying than… Continue reading Author’s Journey: Research

Fiction, Mystery/Thriller


★★★★★ Genre: Thriller/MysteryBuy: The Vanishing Season: A Mystery (Ellery Hathaway Book 1) Summary: Ellery Hathaway knows a thing or two about serial killers, but not through her police training. She's an officer in sleepy Woodbury, MA, where a bicycle theft still makes the newspapers. No one there knows she was once victim number seventeen in… Continue reading Kayla Reviews THE VANISHING SEASON

Book Tags, Lists, Top Ten

Kayla’s Top Ten Tuesday: New-to-Me Authors I Discovered in 2021

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. The rules are simple: Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new… Continue reading Kayla’s Top Ten Tuesday: New-to-Me Authors I Discovered in 2021



★★★★★ Genre: FantasyBuy: Fate of the Fallen (The Shroud of Prophecy Book 1) Summary: The Shroud of Prophecy tests fate to discover what happens when the path of good and right, the triumph of light over darkness, the only path to salvation… fails. Everyone loves Mathias. So naturally, when he discovers it’s his destiny to… Continue reading Kayla Reviews FATE OF THE FALLEN

Author's Journey

Author’s Journey: Contest

Hey everyone! If you've been following the blog for a while, you know that I'm now an agented author, repped by Steven Hutson at WordWise Media. My first novel has won one award for best beginning of a first novel, and my agent has declared it ready to be pitched. What I haven't revealed yet,… Continue reading Author’s Journey: Contest



★★★★ Genre: Audio CourseBuy: American Monsters Summary: Cackling witches in Puritan communities calling forth Satan. Sea serpents squirming along coasts to snack on bathers. Ape creatures slinking through forests and leaving behind mysterious footprints.In America, tall tales of monsters walking among us have existed for hundreds of years. Real or fictional, human or inhuman, monsters… Continue reading Kayla Reviews: AMERICAN MONSTERS

Fantasy, Fiction, Lists

Kayla’s WWW Wednesday: October 27, 2021

Welcome back to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived by Sam on Taking on a World of Words. If you want to participate, please check them out. I’d love to read your www post!  No blog? No worries, just answer the questions in the comments. We bees love hearing about new… Continue reading Kayla’s WWW Wednesday: October 27, 2021



★★★★★ Genre: ThrillerBuy: A Flicker in the Dark: A Novel Summary: From debut author Stacy Willingham comes a masterfully done, lyrical thriller, certain to be the launch of an amazing career. A Flicker in the Dark is eerily compelling to the very last page. When Chloe Davis was twelve, six teenage girls went missing in… Continue reading Kayla Reviews A FLICKER IN THE DARK

Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult


★★★★★ Genre: Young Adult FantasyBuy: The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea Summary: Deadly storms have ravaged Mina’s homeland for generations. Floods sweep away entire villages, while bloody wars are waged over the few remaining resources. Her people believe the Sea God, once their protector, now curses them with death and despair. In an attempt… Continue reading Kayla Reviews THE GIRL WHO FELL BENEATH THE SEA