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Kayla Olson

author The Sandcastle Empire, This Splintered Silence
Kayla Olson lives in Texas with her family, and is the author of two novels. Her debut, The Sandcastle Empire—a sci-fi survival thriller set in futuristic, post-sea-level-rise America—caught the attention of Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way, and has been translated into 10 languages, with 6 more translations currently in the works. Her second novel, This Splintered Silence—a mystery/thriller set in space—will hit shelves in November 2018. Before Kayla was an author, she spent her time making both music and lattes—now, she spends her days with her family surrounded by a thousand ideas waiting to be written, black coffee in beautiful mugs, and the fancy camera she's still learning how to use (see also: @authorkaylaolson on Instagram).

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Friday, October 26

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