Thursday, May 27, 2021


Lyla Oweds is an Amazon bestselling paranormal romance and urban fantasy author who resides in the beautiful Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania. She grew up near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and is a native of Baltimore, Maryland, and has a deep appreciation for the paranormal, hauntings, and Edgar Allan Poe. As such, she loves all things fantasy, mystery, crime, and horror.

When not reading, writing, or working as a web programmer, Lyla can be found doing adult-y things such as being a mom to small children, cleaning, and gardening. She also frequently enjoys makeup videos, massages, wine, and coffee.




The things I see aren’t for the faint of heart.

And I am no longer willing to ignore them. Not even when my family, and my best friend, tell me to keep quiet about what’s happening. They say people will think I’m crazy.

Maybe I am.

But the spirit haunting my professor’s house is definitely trying to tell me something, and I’m the only one who can see it.

The one person who can help me is my best friend’s brother. But I don’t know if I can trust him or his friends. Or if I can step outside the protective bubble I’ve built around myself.

At this point it’s a toss up: the ghosts will kill me or my panic attacks will.

Either way, I figure I’m going to die.


Amazon →

Thank you for this interview!  I’d like to know more about you as a person first. When did you start writing?

I started writing comedy fanfiction in high school, then stopped for a few years even as I plotted out my current series in my head. Then, as a way to cope with some changes happening in my personal life, I began to write again as a form of therapy.

As a published author, what would you say was the most pivotal point of your writing life?

The day I began to work on my own series. It’s one thing to consider fanfiction, but an original work is a completely different ballgame.

If you could go anywhere in the world to start writing your next book, where would that be and why?

China. My series is based heavily in Chinese Five Element theory (as I used to practice it as a therapist). I was going to study abroad, but my funding fell through at the last minute, so I’ve actually never had a chance to visit the country.

If you had 4 hours of extra time today, what would you do?


Where would you like to set a story that you haven’t done yet?

A cruise ship.

Back to your present book, The Grimm Cases series, how did you publish it?

I’m self-published. There were a few publishers I was considering originally, but in the end decided to self-publish so I could have full control of my characters, the story, branding, etc. Since the story is so important to me, I couldn’t see myself caving in any of those things.

In writing your book, did you travel anywhere for research?


Why was writing The Grimm Cases so important to you?

The Grimm Cases is a story about recovery. The main character, Bianca, was extremely traumatized as a child with elements of physical and sexual abuse. She’s made it into adulthood, but has refused to acknowledge any of her past, and instead opts to ignore that it’s affecting her. However, it does affect her, because she is barely able to function in the real world due to her anxiety and fears. This is a story about a character who has comes to terms with the fact that she has no choice but to explore those aspects of herself if she wants to truly be at peace.

Where do you get your best ideas and why do you think that is?

Lying in bed listening to music. That’s basically the only time I’m alone without children, so I can think.

Any final words?

Thanks so much for having me! I hope that you all love this series as much as I do.

1 comment: