About the Author

Kayleigh E. Suggett

I grew up in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and I’ve stayed here my entire life.  Not that my life has been that long … yet.  I hope to be one of those old ladies with infinite wisdom one day, much like my hero and mentor, Madeleine L’Engle.  It is possible to have a mentor you’ve never met  and Madeleine is an example of that.  My first introduction to her work was in the forth grade when our teacher read “A Wrinkle in Time” to the class.  After that I was hooked.  It was a story of fantasy and adventure and making the impossible possible.  I’ve always believed that the impossible can be possible; I have an open mind and try to never say that something could never be true.

After that forth grade reading I almost forgot about Madeleine L’Engle until “A Wrinkle in Time” was reintroduced to me in grade eight as our novel study.  After that there was no turning back and I delved into her work like it was food sustaining me.  It was her that taught me the meaning of a good story, the importance of story, and her words have brought me through many tough times in life.  It was also her non-fiction that instructed me on how to be a writer: how to listen to my work, how to let the story lead me, and how to have a good foundation.

As for me?  Well, writing is my passion, my joy, and my purpose in life.  I write not for the money (there is little to be had) or the fame (a pipe dream likely), but because story is the best part of life.  How could I go through life without a good story to keep me company, to teach me, to heal my wounds?  I couldn’t.  And how could I deny those characters and ideas that swim past me?  I have to reach out and grab them and put them down on paper.  I have to share what has been given to me, because it is a gift.

I can’t claim that my own intelligence or imagination gives me the ideas for the story.  If it were up to me I would write boring novels about nothing of consequence.  Thankfully I believe the stories I write are given to me for the express purpose of me writing them down and passing them along.  If I did not pass them along they would be mine – but since they are not my own I must pass them on.  It’s like music, really – meant to be shared.

What else?  Most people’s author bios say something about where they live and who they live with.  If you must know I still reside in Calgary, Alberta, I am married to a wonderful man named Ben and I have two cats.  I could be a crazy cat lady if it weren’t for Ben.  Imagine that.

My favourite authors are Madeleine L’Engle (in case you didn’t catch that earlier), Ted Dekker, and J.K. Rowling.  I also love music, but I love too much music to list favourites here.  Music is always a huge part of my writing process and I often find a particular song meshes with my work.

That’s about it I think.  This site is dedicated to my work in whatever form that may be.

Embrace Truth,

Kayleigh E. Suggett

October 2009

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