Caitlin’s love for story first emerged in a Texas
kindergarten when she lied, or “elaborately imagined,” a cruise around New York
Harbor and the Statue of Liberty during a show and tell about summer vacation.
When the teacher later congratulated her mother on a fantastic trip, Caitlin’s
mother admitted they had stayed home in San Antonio the whole time. “But she
described it in such detail,” the teacher said.
Caitlin still lives for the details as the copy editor for
Teachers College Record and New Learning Times. A fiction writer with an MFA from
Columbia University and a BFA in Screenwriting from New York University, she’s spun
a yarn or two. Her parents did finally take her to see the Statue of Liberty when
she was in second grade. She liked it so much she came back, and has lived in
New York for nine years.