Caitlyn Paxson is a writer and storyteller. She has pursued studies in writing, folklore, and performance in the United States, Canada, England, Scotland and France.  Past jobs include being an artistic director of storytelling performances, a fiber arts consultant, a legal document and poetry transcriber, and a shepherdess. She writes and tells stories about wayward daughters, oracles, best friends, ruined cities, witches, bears, and the occasional werewolf. She is the assistant editor of Goblin Fruit, and co-hosts Fakelore, the podcast where folklore and pop culture collide. She can sometimes be found performing with the Banjo Apocalypse Crinoline Troubadours. Her hair defies gravity, and she once tricked a group of tourists into thinking she was a Scottish ghost. She is currently working on a young adult novel.

You can also find her at caitlynpaxson.tumblr.com and blogging at Tor.com.