Born and raised in Davenport, Kayla first started writing as a junior at Davenport West High School on the Beak 'N Eye. After graduating, she continued writing for Scott Community College's newspaper while getting her associate’s degree. She then pursued her bachelor's at Western Illinois University in Macomb and wrote for their school paper there as well.
Kayla and her husband, Dominic, adopted their dog Sultan, in March of 2018 and then married later that year in September. In June of 2020 they welcomed their first child, Kenneth.
Kayla enjoys reading, writing, walks with her family and probably enjoys the TV show Friends and the Harry Potter series more than an adult should.