Caitlin started writing novels at age 13. Her first was a Star Wars tie-in. Fortunately, she branched out from there and after a few years trying to be a screenwriter, a comic book writer and the author of copious amounts of fanfiction, she tried to write a novel again. Her epic dark fantasy (thankfully) never saw the light of day but while she was struggling with elves and sorcerers she got the idea of writing a story about a werewolf who fought crime.Is it different having a YA book coming out as opposed to an adult book?
Two years and many, many drafts later, she pitched Night Life to a bevy of agents and one of them, Rachel Vater, sold the series to St. Martin’s.
Caitlin collects comic books, print books, vintage clothes, and bad habits. She loves tea, loud music, the color black (especially mixed with the color pink) and ghost stories. She can drive a stick shift, play the violin and knows more English curses than American ones.
Caitlin lives in Olympia, WA with two pushy cats.
*Bio taken from Caitlin's website
Very. It's a completely new audience for me and I'm really excited to see how the book is received. I hope I did an all right job...there's a lot of me in the book and I just hope everyone loves Aoife's story as much as I do.
I loved it! I think my first thought was actually "Really? I get this as my cover? Not a joke?" It's definitely one of my favorite covers for any of my books, YA or adult.
This is easily one of my fave covers ever! I love everything about it.
I have to ask, how in the world do you pronounce Aoife?
It's an Irish name that's pronounced "Ee-fah".Do you have a specific place where you do your best writing?
A place with a plug for my laptop.
I'd never want to be a paranormal creature! Way too much hassle. I would, however, love to have a superpower.
It does seem like a hassle to be a paranormal creature nowadays...superpowers seems the way to go. See that up there ? Batman is my fave superhero. Gotta represent!
If you could live in one book for a day, what would it be?
I'd never survive for 24 hours, but I'd love to live in the world of Hellboy and the BPRD (Bureau of Paranormal Research & Defense.) Fighting monsters, solving paranormal crimes, hanging out with guys like Hellboy--pretty neat!
Um, this answer is incredible. Hanging with Hellboy and Abe sounds like a blast. A dangerous, possibly life-ending blast, but a blast.
What is the craziest thing that has ever happened to you?
I'm not sure this is exactly "crazy", but I once got lost for almost 10 hours in the Sonoran Desert when I was hiking. Certainly seemed crazy while I was trying to find my way back to the trailhead, but in the end everything worked out!What was the last book you read?
The Marvels Project, a comic about Marvel's Golden Age superheroes like Captain America and the first Human Torch.And the most important question last: What is your favorite kind of cookie?
Chocolate chip!I don't know why I insist on having this question in interviews. It just makes me hungry.
*See my review for The Iron Thorn here.
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