Welcome to the website for Kaylia Metcalfe.
Kaylia Metcalfe is a writer, podcaster, producer, copy editor, content creator, and Jill Of Many Trades. She loves, reading, coffee, her amazing daughter, coffee, Star Trek, Buffy, coffee, podcasts, and fighting against injustice, In 2020 she started the KMMA Podcasting Network to showcase interesting stories and audio adventures.
Pages and Popcorn Podcast
The podcast Pages and Popcorn Podcast features Kaylia and her co-host talking about movies that are based on books as well as the original source material. Which version is worth your time? (Cohost/Producer)
In the Ghosthropology Podcast, host Matt tells ghost stories, folklore, and tales of the weird followed by a discussion of what makes them work from an anthropologist’s perspective. (Producer)
62. Big Fish – PagesAndPopcornPodcast
- 62. Big Fish
- 61. The Circle
- 60. Ender's Game
- S010. Sherlock Holmes
- Summer Watch 2021 Shadow and Bone Ep 8 "No Mourners"
- Summer Watch 2021 Shadow and Bone Ep 7 "The Unsea"
- 59. High Fidelity
- S09 Best/Worst Book from 2020
- Summer Watch 2021 Shadow and Bone Ep 6 "The Heart is an Arrow"
- Summer Watch 2021 Shadow and Bone Episode 5 Show Me Who You Are
25. Dr. Michele Hanks Interview – Ghosthropology
- 25. Dr. Michele Hanks Interview
- 24. Haunted Artifacts at the British Museum
- 23. Ghosts of the Ancient World
- 22. Space-Age Hauntings
- 21. Devil At The Dancehall
- 20. The Less Than Impressive
- 19. The Woman In White At White Rock Lake
- 18. Himuro Mansion
- 17. Jacob Cooley’s Conjure Chest
- 16. The Dark Watchers
An ambitious story about a remarkable heroine told in the language and style of earlier American “classic” literature that challenges our assumptions while carving out a well-deserved place in the modern canon of feminist and historical literature. I just wish it has been granted the freedom of its subtitle.
It was an easy read and it had a happy ending. It dragged a bit in the middle and the end… but that might be just my impatience with predictable books. And this book was predictable. The main conflict was set up early on, hammered away for what felt like an eternity, and then resolved in time for the credits. There was no room for symbolism, subtlety, or nuance.
Conversational, quick, detailed, and very descriptive. Philips spends ample time showing us the strains of early motherhood on her protagonist. Her prose is highly believable and honest and she shifts our focus and emotions seamlessly.
This is not a book about anything even if it tries to get there. Yes, there is an ethical question raised at one point but it is so quickly rendered moot, that no one really has to wrestle with it… or rather, Klara doesn’t wrestle with it, Josie doesn’t wrestle with it, and the parents who do are so ancillary that the reader doesn’t feel compelled to give it much more thought past “/shudder, yikes!” before moving on.
It was a fairly quick read and I totally picked finishing it over going to bed on time. You don’t have to be an artist, familiar with autism, a lover of mysteries, or into British novels to really enjoy this book. Those things might help, but really this is a tightly written tragically funny whodunit told from a unique perspective.
I really liked this trilogy. The 1st book is adrenaline, the 2nd is cerebral and the 3rd is ramifications. All are enjoyable and I really appreciate the nuances that Ness adds in. The stakes ratchet up, the tension increases, the death toll climbs (even though the saddest death is in book1 -I am still upset by it-) and the tone gets darker as the series continues. It is a lot like growing up.
I write… and sometimes people enjoy reading what I have written. My short story collection is available on Amazon. you can get it as a paperback or an e-book. I am also working on another short story collection (sci-fi themed), a novel, and a few different children’s books.
If you have audio that needs to be edited or you want to start your own podcast but need help getting started… this is the place for you! Click here for more information and message me for rates!
I’m a copy editor (freelance)
I have a certificate from UC San Diego, and I take gigs. I have helped people with newsletters, short stories, websites, campaign materials, essays, and promotional materials. I also do resumes and cover letters. Fees and information can be found here.
Want to build a website? Need help with Google Docs, or Forms, or Sheets?? Need a fun graphic for an upcoming event? No matter what your creative dream is, the details can be tricky. Let me help you by doing all the nitty-gritty parts of the job! Here’s an example of my work.
1:1 Writing Workshop
Want some one-on-one help with a story, novel play, audio drama, or podcast? I can help you with content, tone, diction, grammar, narrative flow, and many other writing tools to help make your creation the best it can be. Send me an email and let’s get started!
Group Writing Workshops
These small group workshops are perfect for beginners or those about to start shopping for larger projects.
Check back for dates and registration info.
Kaylia Metcalfe is a writer, podcaster, producer, copy editor, content creator, and Jill Of Many Trades. She started the KMMA Media Podcasting Network to showcase interesting stories and audio adventures.