Hi! I'm Shayla, and making stories is the basis of everything I love and do. I write lengthy books about magical happenings in ordinary places, and the supernatural crossing paths with the everyday. My favourite themes to explore in these fantasy story worlds are interdependency, found families, us-against-the-world, and a good helping of angst.
At home in Brisbane where I'm a happy little hermit, I'm a wife to Matt and mum to our two adorable white cats. In my working life, I have been a schoolteacher, an editor, an assistant publisher and a lecturer. I'm too easily roped into study and am accidentally completing a PhD in Publishing Studies.
Despite writing fantasy, I am a proper SF and cop show nerd and closely follow my fandom faves of The X-Files, Dexter, Stargate SG-1, Star Wars, Supernatural, Fringe, Sherlock and Battlestar Galactica. When I'm not writing or doing any of the other things I ought to, I can often be found browsing fanfiction to get my fix.