Kayla Perrin is a USA Today and Essence Bestselling author who resides in Southwestern Ontario with her young daughter. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English and Sociology and a Bachelor of Education, having entertained the idea of becoming a teacher—but she always knew she wanted to be a writer.
Teachers were being laid off in Toronto when Kayla graduated with her B Ed degree. Frustrated, she used her time to pursue her life-long dream of becoming a published author and proved that dreams can come true! Indeed, not landing a teaching job was a blessing in disguise. In eight years, she has had 23 original releases hit the shelves with three more scheduled for this year.
Kayla’s novels have received plenty of accolades and awards. She has twice had books voted onto Romance Writers of America’s Top Ten Favorite Books of the Year list, nabbing the number 2 spot for her 2002 Avon release Say You Need Me. She has also been the recipient of a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times magazine for multicultural romance in 2002. In 2001, she received an Arts Acclaim Award for her writing from the city of Brampton, Ontario. Kayla’s novel Sweet Honesty also voted an RWA Top 10 Favorite Book of the year, was optioned to be made into a movie of the week by Black Entertainment Television.
Her books have been profiled in Entertainment Weekly, Ebony, Essence, and Cosmo.
In 2005, her Avon novel Gimme an O!received rave reviews from Publishers Weekly, The Globe and Mail, and Entertainment Weekly. Her first full-length erotic novel, Getting Even,launched Harlequin’s SPICE line in May 2006.