What does 26 mean?
posted by Kylie Leane on April 12, 2015
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So, on the 9th of the 4th 2015 I turned twenty-six.
Last night my family came around to my little house for my birthday party and my sister joked about how being twenty-seven is practically thirty. Thus. I have one year left of NOT BEING thirty, and a few years to prepare for being thirty. XD
In all honesty, I don't feel twenty-six, but as my sister pointed out in her continued wisdom "As you supposed to feel an age?"
I donno? Are you?

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Easter Weekend Fabulous Fun
posted by Kylie Leane on April 7, 2015



Easter is different for everyone.
The more interaction I have with many different people across the world, the more I learn how wonderful the world is and how differently we all live our lives. Even within my small family this is very easy to see -- we're all different -- like pebbles in a stream, smoothed by the water into lovely shapes and shades.
My family has long had a standing tradition of escaping the business of the year and heading outback over Easter.

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Of Sweet, Chilled Autumn
posted by Kylie Leane on April 1, 2015



My cheeks flush bright red in the cool morning air whenever I rise to head out to the cafe.
Autumn is gracefully falling across the land, bringing with it a welcome chill that nibbles at my bare skin. I am so grateful for the new change. I love the changing seasons, they always remind me that nothing stays the same forever, no matter how long you may feel like you are stuck in a loop -- one season fades into another.
I thought, to be perfectly honest with you all, that I would NEVER finish Book Two of Chronicles of the Children! I've been working on it for so long, I had convinced myself it was a task that would be unbeatable. So much rewriting, rewrite after rewrite -- fourteen of them!

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You are Strong!
posted by Kylie Leane on February 13, 2015
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Dealing with chronic pain and fatigue is a daily battle and one I don't think I will ever get better at. While I learn new tricks and I gain a better understanding of my body, I am continuously left without an answer as to what causes headaches, migraines, fatigue and pain to arise -- when some days I may be running on a seventy percent battery and other days that battery will be entirely empty with no hope of recharge. I have come to an understanding -- it isn't my fault, it isn't anything *I* do -- One week I may be alright, I'll be able to pick up a bit more of my ropes and I think "wow, this is great, I can do a bit more! Sweet!" and then...wham...I'm back, slumping again and it's like a brick wall has collided with all my hopes and dreams and I am left pondering the mayhem of the universe.

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A Year ago Today
posted by Kylie Leane on January 20, 2015
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I really didn't plan it. Indeed, I didn't even realize it until I was mulling over my notes on the bus home from the city -- but a year ago today -- a whole year! -- I wandered into Dymocks Adelaide in Rundle Mall with a bag of books under my arm to ask them if they could stock my novel.
I was terrified. This was Dymocks, this was DYMOCKS! In Adelaide, my city -- this was my Dymocks in Rundle Mall. This was the home of all the science fiction and fantasy books I loved and adored. I could never walk past this shop without turning into it and walking out without buying something for my bookshelf. How could I, with my little novel, grace the shelves beside the likes of masters in the art of fantasy and science fiction? What madness possessed me to consider this -- oh -- that's right -- the madness of wanting to be a author, to give stories to readers, and to bring worlds to life no matter what.

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Welcome New Year
posted by Kylie Leane on January 5, 2015
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It is incredible to believe that a New Year is well and truly underway. My parents are both back at work, and tomorrow I will even be presenting some commissioned art to a client (which I hope goes well, I'm pretty anxious about it all, truth be told...and it will be hot, hot, hot in the city tomorrow! Bleh!) -- so -- life is just...back where it all belongs I suppose.
Christmas is over.
Gradually the world is seeping back into this sort of creaking, whirling grind as everyone begrudgingly realizes a new year has begun. With all my heart I will make this year a good year. It isn't until you start 'looking-backward' that you see what is behind you, and how much you grow and change and just how much time causes your own story to develop. It is...rather fascinating. I myself feel like I am stuck standing still, as the world moves around me but years do bring change -- no matter what I think.

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Christmas Eve
posted by Kylie Leane on December 24, 2014

It's Christmas Eve!
Tah, I have been so busy the last few days, or at least, I have felt busy. Running about, baking, icing, last minute gift buying, food shopping. I've been utterly exhausted, and terribly sore but it is worth it. Because I seriously LOVE Christmas. I utterly adore giving. Though my Dad and I had a hilarious chuckle at the sign that is posted up at our local shopping mall in the car-park, which says "Happy Giving" -- isn't that SO funny. It's practically saying, 'here guys, have fun BUYING all this stuff in our shopping small and enjoy it while we get all your money!'
Ah well, at least Christmas keeps the economy going, right?
And I bet, right now, all the little kids are so excited! Isn't that wonderful. I remember the thrill I had when I was a little girl, ohhhh, I loved it. I still do love it, but I'm really a big kid inside. My family will vouch to that.

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Christmas is Coming
posted by Kylie Leane on December 8, 2014

I honestly cannot believe it.
Christmas is almost upon us. It is astounding how fast this year has gone.
I am currently sitting here, in front of my computer, covered in flour. Once more I am attempting to bake some cookies! Thus far, this is my third attempt at sugar cookies, and the third recipe! You would think, for it being such a simple, simple cookie I'd be able to achieve it!! But alas, having awful headaches and trying to cook at the same time means I keep reading the recipe wrong. Thus the first attempt on Monday, I put in only one cup of flour...whoops.
On Wednesday, well, let's not talk about Wednesday.
Oh the other hand, these fabulous chocolate bombs worked out amazing!!

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