Kylie Abecca began writing at a very young age, having her first poem published in a state newspaper at the age of six. Her dream as a child was to write more books than Enid Blyton and that dream remains strong today.
Kylie was born in Melbourne, Victoria in June 1983 and moved to Western Australia with her mother when she was 16 months old. Due to learning difficulties, Kylie struggled to learn how to read and write. Thanks to her mothers determination and dedication, Kylie learnt the magic of the written word and fell in love with storytelling and reading.
At the age of six Kylie discovered the art of poetry and had her first poem 'Platypus' published in the state newspaper. She also began writing short stories and started an 'ideas' journal which she still maintains today.
Over the years Kylie has faced many health challenges, including sleep deprivation photosensitive epilepsy, combined with insomnia, rheumatoid arthritis, malformed kidneys and visual impairment. She has not let her disabilities stop her from following her dreams and despite her health setbacks still spent a year on the road travelling around Australia on foot with her medical assistance dog, went to university, overcame homelessness, became a public speaker for people with disabilities and self-published two books and has written many novels which she is yet to publish.
'Looking back at my life, I am proud to say that I honestly have no regrets. My only wish would be to write more and share my imagination with the world, because if I have to put up with it, so should everyone else.'
Today Kylie lives in a small coastal town in Western Australia and writes every day. She loves spending time with her partner Ben and their three border collies Cruizer, Pippy and Grunter.