Lyla Bardan, Author

Light-hearted romance with a touch of fantasy

About Lyla

Lyla BardanLyla always had a vivid imagination. Unfortunately, as a child she was scolded for living in the make-believe worlds she created in her mind. In adolescence, her love of reading mysteries and science-fiction and fantasy stories was deemed folly. As a young woman, her desire to write sci-fi/fantasy romances was mocked by enough friends and family that Lyla stopped living in her strange dreams and became a serious person, a scientist, and put all her foolish writings away.

Not any more.

Lyla has left the analytical and scientific research to others.

She is busy writing stories about demons, shapeshifters, fairies, and mythological gods. But mostly, Lyla writes about love … demons, shapeshifters, fairies and mythological gods in love. Fantasy love for the fantasy crowd.

11 Responses to "About Lyla"

  1. Comment by chris hoff
    March 5, 2012 9:37 pm

    Hey Verne, very interesting, and I see you have a picture of me on the first page

    • Comment by LylaBardan
      March 5, 2012 10:51 pm

      Haha! Yes, you are the model for the exceedingly buff and tanned hunkmeister I chose for the Bane story … unless you are referring to the picture of the teenage fairy girl?

  2. Comment by Vanessa Stalets
    March 6, 2012 12:00 am

    Brava! Good for you, the world is entirely too full of specifics and calculations, we could use more imagination and possibility!

    • Comment by LylaBardan
      March 6, 2012 1:56 am

      Thank you! I’m having fun!

  3. Comment by Bonnie Burgess
    March 6, 2012 5:13 pm

    I love your bio. I too was told having an imagination wouldn’t get me anywhere in this dog-eat-dog world, so in my teens and early twenties, stunted by the notion that normal people like me can’t find success as an author, I didn’t even try. But success is in the eye of the beholder, and in 30 years nothing has brought me more fulfillment, pride and confidence than writing. Well… my five-year-old son, but that’s more about his success than mine, and we all need to feel a sense of accomplishment outside of our homes. Whether my books earn tons of money or not, I feel blessed to have found my passion, and I would never trade it for a higher paying position in a stuffy corporation. I don’t need to be a millionaire; I need to write.

    • Comment by LylaBardan
      March 6, 2012 5:57 pm

      Thanks Bonnie. I think of some of the books I really love and how wonderful they made me feel when I read those books, and I hope that someday, one of my books will bring someone else that joy. And if I make a few dollars along the way, well, that is icing on the cake. 🙂

  4. Comment by JuliaD
    April 19, 2012 7:37 pm

    Follow your dreams! You shouldn’t squelch your callings~ Glad you found the happy path that you are traveling! Question: how does one obtain your writings? May have missed it, but don’t see how to obtain from your webpage…. and it should be an obvious mention if you don’t mind me saying. Best,

    • Comment by LylaBardan
      April 19, 2012 8:23 pm

      Thank you so much for the support. The writings are not available yet because I am still working on getting them published! Thus, all I can post are excerpts. But I am working on a story right that I won’t be seeking to publish and I will post the entire story on my website. 🙂

  5. Comment by chris hoff
    October 25, 2013 4:43 pm

    Verne, Very cool. Where did you get ideas for all of this? I is like I say, you will succeed in SPITE of not because of anything. (Especially in your case) I am reading a current biography of Jack London who is my favorite short story author

    • Comment by LylaBardan
      October 30, 2013 2:40 pm

      Thanks Chris. I get a lot of my ideas from dreams. Or just stuff that floats through my mind. LOL.

  6. Comment by Dawn Ireland
    January 30, 2016 11:14 am

    Welcome to SMP! I love fantasy and the Fae. I grew up with Tolkien (I’ve read the series at least four times) and I’m glad you decided to share your world of make-believe.

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