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.

Howdy!

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

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July 18, 2024

Franklin, IN

wild geese bookshop

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July 19, 2024

Canton, GA

Books-A-Million

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July 27, 2024

Calgary, Alberta

ROMANCE INVADES THE CANADIAN ROCKIES

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August 16, 2024

Nashville, TN

Parnassus Books

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August 17, 2024

Emond, OK

Best of Books

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August 18, 2024

Wichita, KS

Watermark Books

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February 14 - 15, 2025

Phoenix, AZ

WILD AND WINDY WEST

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