Kayla Marie Hillier has been alive for just shy of three decades. She hails from a small town—nay, village of 600 people called Stoney Point or Pointe-aux-Roches, which is found in the most southern part of the Canadian province of Ontario. She spent 18 years of her life there where she became BFFs with the internet. Although, she was limited by her dial up connection. Shhhhh shhhhhh beep bop boo beep shhhhhhh-
She pursued “higher education” in the Niagara region at Brock University, where she achieved a degree in both Philosophy and Film and managed to write well over 100 articles for the Canadian University Press.
She left her Toronto home (basement apartment), in late 2009 to wander around England as the country managed to woo her with an impressive display of overcast skies. In November of 2011, she moved to Edinburgh, Scotland which is the loveliest of all the major British cities. There she consumed all of Illegal Jack’s burritos and stole a Scottish lassie. She now resides in Montreal, Quebec with her legendary girlfriend Roisin in a flat that has a radge, cranky neighbour. There she works as the Screen Editor for Cult MTL and watches movies all day long. (Lie.)
She loves comics. She has completed a webcomic GALAVANT, which documents her travels throughout the UK over a period of three months. She’s also involved in Julia Scheele’s 69 Love Songs, Illustrated project and has created a travel related piece called “Lost & Found” for Paper Science 7. She also worked with Blank Slate Books as book co-ordinator for the British comics anthology Nelson, which was Eisner nominated and the 2012 winner for Best Book at the British Comic Awards. She’s currently using the lyrics from Tegan and Sara songs to create dialogue for her new comic project tentatively titled “This Is Everything”, a love story, but mostly a celebration of the band’s music.
As a writer, she’s currently trudging through the muck of creating second drafts to two novels that she’s written over the past two years.
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