Hi, I’m Layla Lawlor, writer, artist, and owner of Icefall Studio. I’m a lifelong Alaskan currently living in Fairbanks, AK.
My main comics project right now is Kismet, a long-running space opera webcomic. The current book, Sun-Cutter, updates with a new page every Monday; it’s in the final chapter and will likely finish sometime in 2020. The previous book, Hunter’s Moon, can be read online for free. I have a Patreon for Kismet where I share sketchbook material and glimpses of pages in progress.
I write fiction under the following pen names:
- Layla Lawlor – science fiction, fantasy, and general fiction. I’m going to start bringing out work more regularly under this name in 2020.
- Lauren Esker – M/F paranormal romance and sci-fi romance.
- Zoe Chant – I’m one of a small group of friends writing M/F shifter romance under the Zoe Chant pen name. Zoe’s Bears of Pinerock County and Bodyguard Shifters series are mine, as well as some standalones.
- Layla M. Wier – An older pen name for M/M romance, not currently active; I have several older books and short stories out under this name, mostly from Dreamspinner Press.
I also do a limited number of local shows a year selling books, art, and hand-painted ornaments, usually sharing a table with Ellen Million of Ellen Million Graphics. Ellen and I have collaborated on a series of Alaska-themed coloring books: Wildflowers of Alaska • Wild Alaska Teas • Wild Birds of Alaska (this last one with several other artists). These can be bought from Ellen’s website, from Amazon, and in local stores.