Can you, for those who don't know you already, tell something about yourself and how you became an author?
My name is Kaylee Johnston. I’m 28 years old and married to the love of my life. We have a 7-year-old Beagle Bassett Hound named Ollie. I spent four years learning about writing and the English language from the same teacher in Middle School. She followed us from Fourth Grade to Fifth Grade to Seventh Grade and Eighth Grade. She became my favorite teacher. I learned my love of stories and the written word from her.
I wrote my first actual fiction story in High School. My family spends a week at the beach every year and I spent most of that time laying on the couch, writing out my story. I managed to write 14,000 words in one week! Of course, the story is all over the place and I didn’t realize at the time that a novel should probably be a little over double that amount, but I was so proud of what I accomplished.
It wasn’t until after college that I started down the freelancing path. I tried being a marketing
consultant and a freelance writer before I stumbled upon the indie author world. I ended up diving into that world as far and as fast as I could. I published my first nonfiction book within a few months and then got to work writing my first fiction series.