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. She reviews books for NPR Books and Quill & Quire. Past jobs include being an artistic director of storytelling performances, a fiber arts consultant, a legal document and poetry transcriber, a 19th century jack of all trades, and a shepherdess. She writes and tells stories about wayward girls, oracles, best friends, ruined cities, witches, beasts, and other wildlife. She can sometimes be found performing with the Banjo Apocalypse Crinoline Troubadours. She is currently writing a young adult novel.