Hi! I’m Kaija. I write books with characters like me. Autistic, queer, kinky, mentally ill, and mixed-race. I so rarely see these traits in fiction, so decided to write it myself.
This is my author site, I invite you to have a seat, look around and if anything is of value to you feel free to let me know.
When I turned eleven, my mom told me that 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 5 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) History, Psychology, Graphics Design, 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, seamstress, and history teacher among others. Writing and Editing are the only careers I’ve come close to making a living at that don’t drive me crazier than I already am.
And I’m very crazy. (Note: only I or people I love get to call me crazy, I’m reclaiming it.)
My list of diagnosed mental illnesses include OCD with intrusive thoughts, chronic severe depression, generalized anxiety disorder, C-PTSD, and a few others I don’t talk about because frankly, I get enough harassment just being out about being autistic and mentally ill. I don’t need more.
I’m a geek, and proud of it. If it’s geeky, I’ve probably done it, watched it, or obsessed about it.
I love nature, and my science-oriented brain dearly enjoys it when I learn more about whatever it is that I’m studying.
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 writing, 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 sew. All when my muse leaves me time and energy for those hobbies.
My musical taste is truly eclectic, and I go through phases. Currently, I’m listening to a lot of metal and pop.
I enjoy writing erotic romance, urban fantasy, science-fantasy, and erotica because many of us have fantasies. I love living in fantasy worlds because they’re almost always kinder than the real one.
I get to take my readers on a journey into falling in love, maybe while saving the world and factually based BDSM experiences. How great is that? I think it’s pretty amazing. (Especially ’cause I don’t have to leave the house to do it.)
I’m bisexual, demisexual, grey-aromantic, kinky and speak sarcasm as a second language. I’m mixed race, autistic, mentally ill, and an introvert. I have EDS, ehlers-danlos syndrome, it causes me physical issues because I wasn’t correctly diagnosed ’til my 40s. 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 give my gift of words to them. We all need that little 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, cash to my PayPal, or patreon is the absolute BEST way you can. Thanks!
Help me keep providing content, and you know, eating?
Social media links! I have accounts on most platforms, the cruelty of people has made it incredibly unsafe for me to be active on any of them.
I always knew that people hated autistics. I just didn’t realize they hated us that much.
If you’d like contact with me, I have a discord server my patrons can access. I never wanted to be behind a paywall, but I can’t take the level of vituperation people keep shoveling my way anymore. So for my safety, that’s where I am.