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Ever since she was a child, Kyla Stan enjoyed creating fantasy stories. In fact, she has a notebook from when she was a child filled with stories that are being updated for a modern young adult audience. Kyla knew at a young age that being a writer was her dream, so she pursued it at the young age of sixteen.

Kyla hopes her writing will help other people with mental illness, such as anxiety and depression. Kyla also wants people to be aware of environmental issues, some of which are reflected in her dark mermaid novel titled Forbidden Tides and the first book of the Skin Walker Series, Poet Tongue. She has a degree in Communications, and a master’s in English and Creative Writing. Kyla is also an adjunct professor at the College of Charleston and teaches academic writing.

Kyla loves animals, and lives with her cat Chippy, a seventeen-year old plecostomus named Suckerfish, two adorable gluttonous goldfish; Lucky and Chance, and nine frogs; Fudge, Gordita, Milagros, Spot, Little Froggie, Prince, Tiger, Sirena, and Celeste. When she isn't writing, Kyla loves to watch baking competitions, play video games, and create various forms of artwork.


Teen & Young Adult

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Poet Tongue Sample Chapters (Book 1: The Skin Walker Series)

She threw herself away – and was reborn as a white wolf with a prophecy.

Seventeen-year-old Violet Ashton is labeled as a Goth girl and secretly desires to find her purpose in a metal band. She wants a real connection, but her boyfriend Jake would rather party and thinks love is a joke. Trying to navigate through her senior year of high school while dealing with emotional abuse and bullies finally wears Violet down, and she believes everyone would be better off if she were dead. Fleeing society’s brutal ways, she tries to kill herself by cutting her wrists. Saved by a werewolf named Tohon, Violet realizes her re-birth has started one of the greatest prophecies in Skin Walker history.