Kaylie Caswell


I'm Kaylie Caswell, a YA author from St. Paul, MN, where I live with my husband in a home entirely overrun and dedicated to our hobbies and ambitions. We are both from the same small town of Maple Lake, MN, and we like to go back there and visit our families on weekends and holidays as much as possible.

When I'm not writing, I enjoy making resin jewelry, listening to stand-up comedy on long road trips, watching horror movies, running, and, of course, listening to my husband, the fantastic and inspiring musician Charles Caswell play guitar and helping him create and film his music videos. We also run a small business together called Muffle Cuff, where we produce a product we invented and produce ourselves. Our product, the original Muffle Cuff, is a stylish guitar accessory meant to assist guitarists in sound control by muffling excess string noise at the guitar's headstock, so a musician doesn't have to sacrifice the instrument's appearance for sound clarity.

I have an MFA in Creative Writing from Hamline University, and I write both sci-fi and contemporary YA, and my contemporary work is primarily inspired by my time at metal shows throughout the years.

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Chasing Thunderclap
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,260. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Bryan Weber's dreams of becoming a famous musician are turned upside down when he receives acceptance into the Ivy League college of his parents' dreams just as his band is about to embark on its first national tour. Now he has one summer full of interminable van rides, live shows, and raging after parties to decide which dreams are truly worth chasing.

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band    college    guitar    humor    music    rock and roll    suicide    teen    ya    young adult