NCW Virtual Reads With Kaya McLaren

Meet local author, Kaya McLaren!

NCW Libraries presents NCW Virtual Reads with Kaya McLaren on Thursday, January 21 at 7PM.


Prior to being an author, Kaya McLaren had many diverse experiences that she continues to bring to her writing. After earning her B.A. in anthropology, Kaya worked as an archaeologist all over the western U.S.—including Alaska and Hawaii, often living in her tent. Later, she became a massage therapist and worked in Sun Valley. When she was ready for another change, she pursued a teaching career that would last fifteen years, and would take her to the Quinault Rainforest, the wheat country of North Central Oregon, the top of Snoqualmie Pass, and the Jicarilla Apache Reservation. She taught elementary, K-12 art, and K-5 music, art, drama, and dance. During transitions, she worked as a program director at a summer camp, a wrangler on a dude ranch, a chairlift operator at a ski resort, a clerk in natural foods stores, a farmer in a garden greenhouse, and a technician in medical research and archaeological laboratories. Many of these experiences have found their way into her novels.

Read and listen to Kaya McLaren’s books on Hoopla and Overdrive or find print and audiobooks through our catalog.

All NCW Virtual Reads events are free and open to the public. Events will be held through the Zoom digital meeting platform. To participate, register here. Registrants will receive an email with the Zoom meeting information.

During each event, attendees will hear from the author and then have an opportunity to submit questions through the chat feature for the author to answer live.