All About kwestra

Kayla Westra is a three-time Golden Heart® finalist and a past Golden Heart winner. She’s a 2009 Inspirational finalist. In 2007, she finaled in Long Historical. Her first final took place in 1994, and she went on to win in the Historical Series category that year.

Writing romances that have placed in numerous contests is Kayla’s creative outlet, but her life has always revolved around writing. A professional technical editor and writer for 20 years, she holds a master’s degree in Technical Communications and is currently an English instructor at a community college, where she teaches a range of subjects from composition and technical writing to literature and mythology.

After living out of state for fourteen years, Kayla returned to her home state of Minnesota eight years ago with her husband and two daughters. They now have two horses, one dog, and numerous barn cats. Life on the prairie suits Kayla just fine, and she’s living her dream on her hobby farm. She enjoys attending activities for her girls, and spends her free time reading, being outside with her animals, or working on family history.

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Kayla's Fun Facts

Ruby Nickname:
Ruby Too

Delavan, Minnesota

GH Year(s)
1994, 2007, 2009

Completed Manuscript(s)
Lady’s Knight, The Cavalryman, Kasey’s Secret

Historical and Inspirational

Started Writing:

Day Job:
College Instructor

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