I live in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with my husband, two sons, a dog, two cats, a hamster, fourteen chickens, an indeterminate number of honeybees, and whatever else happens to show up looking hungry (most recently a pig named Violet). I teach French to middle schoolers, fight with a broadsword, make fairy crowns, bind books, grow veggies, and write novels.
I write about worlds that don’t exist in an attempt to make sense of the one that does.
My novels are YA fantasies about girls discovering their purpose and power. There are also small angry dragons and a disproportionate number of tentacled creatures. I have written seven books to date, and am currently seeking representation. You can read an excerpt from my fiction here, on the magical Artipeeps website. My nonfiction appears here, via Just Be Parenting. This June, I have an Appalachian fairy tale retelling appearing in the debut issue of the wondrous Exoplanet Magazine.
On this blog, I post about writing, motherhood, and tiny dragons. I love connecting with and boosting creators of all stripes. Look for me on my Facebook author page and on Twitter @layne_brenna. At my home, I host a free monthly creative retreat called Make Time, and recently I have begun hosting online as well. If you’d like to join in, you can contact me here.
Here be dragons.