Award-winning author Sierra Kay’s love of the written word was predestined. Her mother concerned with the state of the public education system encouraged her to read anything that she could get her hands on, including the spelling bee word list that appeared in the Chicago Tribune each year.
She read literary treasures like Anne of the Green Gables and Tale of Two Cities. However, she snuck in romance novels that she hid between her mattresses. Those weren’t on her mother’s list of approved reading material. However, her favorite book growing up was Aesop’s Fables, which she feels puts her in an excellent position to share the morals of her personal stories, whether people are interested or not.
Kay has an M.A. in Writing from DePaul University, won a Nuyorican Poets Cafe Short Story Slam, participated in comedy fests as a member of the writing teams for Spankx and N20 Comedy, and writes suspense novels. Her novel, In the Midst of Fire, was the 2017 Book Excellence Award finalist for suspense.
Learn more at Sierra Kay’s official website