Kailyn writes fiction and nonfiction in Inglenook, California, where she also teaches writing at Mendocino Community College. Her work has appeared in Ploughshares, Literary Hub, Brevity, The Believer, The Cincinnati Review, The Master’s Review, Alta Magazine, and Pleiades, among others. She holds a BA in English literature from Reed College and an MFA in fiction from the University of New Orleans, where she was the editor of Bayou Magazine.
With support from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Ucross Foundation, Writing by Writers, and the Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference, Kailyn writes about California, rural Alaska, fire, addiction, and true love. When she is not writing, she likes to dive in the ocean and go camping with her partner (and their dogs).