Well hello, I'm Kayla.
It’s so great to have you here with me, welcome to
Books by Kayla Diamond!
I've grown up a little (*ahem* I mean, a lot!) since this picture was taken, but thought it would be fun for you to meet 'mini me'. I saw a post that said, "be who you needed when you were younger". I was inspired by that quote and so I decided to write books that little Kayla would have needed.
Over here you'll find more information about myself, the amazing illustrator who has helped put my books together, a store where you can buy books for your little ones, a place where you can hire me for events and live readings and find yourself some fun downloadable printables I have created for you to do at home.
I’m a phone call, email or text away from any questions you might have as you jiggle your way through the site.
for visiting and have a beautiful day!
I’ve worked with young children ever since the beginning of my working career and have loved every second of it – from being a child minder at restaurants, to a babysitter, au pair, tutor, Foundation Phase teacher and now a children’s book author. Working with young children just always felt like the most natural path and I couldn’t be happier.
When I'm not working with tiny humans and thinking of stories, I can be found spending time with friends & family, traveling, and trying new things (even if I'm horrible at them *watersports*).
So, why children's books? Well ever since I was in college, I have wanted to write one, but I didn't quite know *how*. I was inspired to write GLOW when I was sitting on a beach and saw some children playing with glow toys. One wasn't glowing and seemed a little dull; from there the idea just kept growing. I wrote my first draft on a plane and kind of just sat with it for a while until I decided to just... go for it! Once I had the first idea for a book, and started seeing it come to life thanks to incredibly talented artists, the ideas kind of just kept coming and well... now here I am: 3 books later and I am now working as a children's author full time (somebody pinch me!).
My aim is to produce beautiful books that inspire a love for early literacy; based on topics that both children and adults can relate to and learn from.
Rachel is an artist from the Philippines. She studied Fine Arts and has worked with an animation company and several advertising agencies.
She's now living her dream of becoming a children's book illustrator and has loved every minute.
Rachel is represented by Lemonade Illustration Agency.
To work with Rachel, please feel free to contact her: firstname.lastname@example.org