Hi! I’m Kaija. I write books with characters like me: neurodivergent, queer, and mixed-race. I so rarely see these traits in fiction, so I write it myself.
This is my author site. If you want my gaming blog it’s here.
Fair warning, I tend to wax quite passionate about gaming and gaming characters. I’m such a geek!
If you want my public neurodivergent safe zone Discord group, that’s here.
So how did I get my start in writing anyway?
When I turned eleven, my mother told me I should write down a particularly vivid dream and gave me pen and paper. That’s where I started, and I’ve been writing since. Honestly, I think she was just tired of my chattering, but it lit a life-long passion. Until about ten years ago, I never thought of it as more than an enjoyable hobby.
My degrees are in biophysical anthropology and forensic chemistry, masters of teaching in world history and I have many minors; I jumped around a lot in university because I loved it so much. I have minors in English (creative writing, English literature, literature critique) history, psychology, linguistics, graphic design, folklore, psychology, and modern dance among other things.
I’ve worked many interesting jobs for money, trail horse guiding, bookstore clerk, high power sales to the US gov’t, textbook/video sales, aromatherapist, middle eastern dance instructor, tailor, and history teacher among others. My varied experience makes me a really great editor. I excel at fact-checking and research.
I’m a geek, and proud of it. If it’s geeky or nerdy, I’ve probably done it, watched it, or obsessed about it.
I love nature, and my brain is both logical and science-oriented. I’m constantly feeding information to my brain, if I don’t, I get bored fast. But this means I EARN my title of Walking Encyclopedia! And fun fact, I actually read encyclopedias for fun. Really and truly.
I enjoy genealogy, probably too much, but it’s a lot of fun for me. I’ve gone off the deep end tracing my and my partner’s family lines. I long to someday walk the lands of my ancestors by traveling.
I’m a decent cook when I bother to try, and when I’m not working or gaming, I might be found in the kitchen with a cookbook.
I like old world crafts, I make jewellery, spin with a spinning wheel, knit, and do needlework. I make old fashioned maps. I’m a traditional and digital artist, as well. All when my muse leaves me time and energy for those hobbies, of course!
I’m also a HUGE gamer. My favourites are choices matter RPG type games, and I play numerous titles. Gaming is my main mode of entertainment. My current favourites are Baldur’s Gate 3 and Dragon Age Inquisition. I play others, as well, Modded Minecraft, Sims4, Witcher (all), Assassin’s Creed, Genshin Impact, and other games like those.
My musical taste is truly eclectic, and I go through phases. Currently, I’m listening to a lot of metal and hip-hop.
I have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, a common connectivity tissue disorder. Unfortunately, it wasn’t correctly diagnosed until I was older so I have chronic pain from it. I passionately advocate for diversity and I always will. My stories are always going to be diverse.
Many think and dream about other worlds and being other people, I love to offer my gift of words to them. We all need that brief vacation away from our everyday.
Daydreaming and fantasy are stunning gifts of the human spirit. I love using my gift of words to write fantasies for others.
If you want to get in touch with me, you can email me at email@example.com. Due to a truly obscene amount of cruelty, bullying, and harassment, I don’t have contact forms on my site. Nor do I do much with social media, not anymore.
And like many full-time authors, I struggle financially. If you want to help me out, buying my books directly from me, something from my Amazon wishlist, cash to my PayPal, or Patreon is the absolute BEST way you can. Thanks!
Help me keep providing content, and you know, eating?
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have something to say to me, please do it that way. Please note that due to the harassment I’ve experienced, I use an ISP tracker. If you’re not meaning to harm me, it’s not an issue. It’s there as backup in case I have to get the authorities involved in cyberbullying issues again.
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