I’m Lyla–a hopelessly romantic twenty-something that lives in the Wild West with my loyal companion: a sweet, old, blind rescue pitbull. I write romance that feels like I favorite things: sunshine and big blue skies. When I’m not writing, I’m reading, usually about cowboys or hometown heroes, but I’ve been known to dabble with mob bosses, monsters, and billionaires, too.

I started reading romance novels way before I was probably supposed to, and I credit my success as a writer to the fact that I was a founding member of my junior high’s writing club–even though there were only three members.

I write the way I read–obsessively and with joy. There’s nothing I love more than love (except for maybe Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups).

You can usually find me under her heated blanket, at my favorite local bookstore, or up in the mountains.


Fun Facts

I’m weirdly good at jumping on a pogo stick

I make the best Deviled Egg you’ve ever tasted

I would commit crimes for a Red Lobster cheddar bay biscuit

I’ve never gotten a strike while bowling

I can't wait to meet you.

let's hang out!