Lyla always had a vivid imagination. Unfortunately, as a child she was scolded for living in the make-believe worlds she created in her mind. In adolescence, her love of reading mysteries and science-fiction and fantasy stories was deemed folly. As a young woman, her desire to write sci-fi/fantasy romances was mocked by enough friends and family that Lyla stopped living in her strange dreams and became a serious person, a scientist, and put all her foolish writings away.
Not any more.
She is busy writing stories about demons, shapeshifters, fairies, and mythological gods. But mostly, Lyla writes about love … demons, shapeshifters, fairies and mythological gods in love. Fantasy love for the fantasy crowd.
Hey Verne, very interesting, and I see you have a picture of me on the first page
Brava! Good for you, the world is entirely too full of specifics and calculations, we could use more imagination and possibility!
I love your bio. I too was told having an imagination wouldn’t get me anywhere in this dog-eat-dog world, so in my teens and early twenties, stunted by the notion that normal people like me can’t find success as an author, I didn’t even try. But success is in the eye of the beholder, and in 30 years nothing has brought me more fulfillment, pride and confidence than writing. Well… my five-year-old son, but that’s more about his success than mine, and we all need to feel a sense of accomplishment outside of our homes. Whether my books earn tons of money or not, I feel blessed to have found my passion, and I would never trade it for a higher paying position in a stuffy corporation. I don’t need to be a millionaire; I need to write.
Follow your dreams! You shouldn’t squelch your callings~ Glad you found the happy path that you are traveling! Question: how does one obtain your writings? May have missed it, but don’t see how to obtain from your webpage…. and it should be an obvious mention if you don’t mind me saying. Best,
Verne, Very cool. Where did you get ideas for all of this? I is like I say, you will succeed in SPITE of not because of anything. (Especially in your case) I am reading a current biography of Jack London who is my favorite short story author
Welcome to SMP! I love fantasy and the Fae. I grew up with Tolkien (I’ve read the series at least four times) and I’m glad you decided to share your world of make-believe.