A self-described cartoon fangirl from an early age, Kayla Rae Whitaker pencils that passion into her debut novel, The Animators. This week, she'll take on the role of teacher at a fiction workshop during the annual Kentucky Women Writers Conference. WUKY sat down with Kayla to discuss the lure of animation, how small town Kentucky helped shape her novel, and the hurdles women writers still face.
Online registration has ended, but attendees can register on site at The Carnegie Center, 251 West Second Street. The Kentucky Women Writers Conference runs Sept. 14-17.