K. P. Kyle


K. P. Kyle was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, where her mother was the founder and owner of the much-beloved independent bookstore Narnia Children's Books. She received her BA from the University of Chicago and her DVM from Cornell University. She has lived in South Boston, Massachusetts for the past sixteen years, with the exception of two years spent in Senegal. She works as a veterinarian and shares her home with a bush dog and a black dog. 

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People--friends, mostly--have asked me, upon hearing that I have a book out, why I decided to write a novel.

I wrote SYNC for a few reasons.  Some are pretty stereotypical: I wanted to see if I could.  I wanted to put something out into the world, make a mark, leave a legacy.  I wanted something to be proud of.  All of that, blah blah blah.

But also, and probably more: I wanted to create a story that I would enjoy.  Bored of looking for a specific set of criteria in the almost endless selection of novels already out there, I thought, hey well let's just ourselves make what we want, shall we?  

I wanted a story with good guys and bad guys.  Adventure.  Danger.  True love.  Mad scientists.  Benevolent geniuses.  Unlikely heroes, unlikely victims, a little bit of theoretical quantum physics and a little brown dog.  Something that I would pick up in an airport bookstore, read on the plane, and think about while waiting for my suitcase to appear at baggage claim.  Specifically, something about which I would think, "well, that was a fun story, I really enjoyed that."

So, uni(?)verse, here it is: a story.  I hope you enjoy it.

-K P Kyle