Kailyn writes fiction and nonfiction. She lives in Northern California. 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 from Reed College and an MFA 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.

Kailyn is currently at work on new fiction. When not writing, she likes to go camping.