About Kyla Saphir

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Kyla Saphir is a mother, yoga instructor, early childhood educator, and now the author of the new children’s book On Brighter Days. She lives in Columbia, South Carolina with her husband, daughter, and their crazy dog.


The inspiration for the book, On Brighter Days, came from Kyla's personal experience with secondary infertility. Kyla is the youngest of five children and wanted her daughter to have siblings as well but was not able to make that happen. When she looked for books for her daughter to read about their experience, the bookshelves were empty.  Kyla is passionate about high quality children's literature and so she and her daughter decided to write their own book addressing these feelings for other parents and only children.

When not busy writing and hanging with her family, Kyla loves to read, practice yoga, walk with Nia, and play in her garden. She also teaches Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga around Columbia. If you are interested in classes, check out her website:

 

"My brothers and sisters hated me because I was an only child."

-Al Yankovic

Children's Storybooks

Want to write your own Children's Book?

Writing your own book can take many forms now that's its easier than ever to self publish. However, I recommend having some guidance from someone who has already been through the process in order to do it successfully.

My journey into publishing my first children's book happened with a little luck and lots of patience. I had an idea, made sure there weren't many books on the topic, and started talking about it to others. My friend (and now Publisher!) had just self-published her first children's book and was interested in expanding to publish other books.  She knew how to get an illustrator, she had a printer she worked with, knew how to edit a book, and taught me about presales and promotion.

We set the wheels in motion in August 2021 and the book came out in May 2022. 

If you have any questions for my editor/publisher,  check out her website:

 

This link below lays out 12 Steps to Publishing your children's book written by an editor.