Caitlin is the author of Nightmare Red, an epic fantasy novel about a man who tries to turn his brother into a hero – with disastrous results.

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Caitlin grew up moving around too often to keep friends for very long, so she made friends with imaginary characters from books instead. Don’t ask her where she’s from – it’ll just make her stammer and you’ll be in for a much longer story than you wanted. She collected adventures everywhere she went, tucking them away in a secret place inside of her, waiting for the day she could give those stories a home. After graduating with a B.S. in public health and being set free to health-ify the public, she realized she didn’t even want that. She wanted to make a home for those stories and all the words inside her. So she started to write.

She started her novel, Nightmare Red, as a NaNoWriMo novel. It was, to put it kindly, a total and utter disaster. She loved it the way a toddler loves their first finger-painting. Luckily, her writer-self grew up faster than toddlers do (although her personality-self is still remarkably child-like) and she began again from the beginning, rewriting it all from scratch. After several more rewrites and never-ending edits, it started to look more like what she’d pictured. She is currently seeking representation.

Caitlin lives in China with her husband. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, cooking, traveling, and adventuring outside. Follow the adventures on her blog.

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