Caitlyn Paxson is a writer, performer, and historical interpreter. She reviews books for NPR Books and Quill & Quire. She has been the 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 currently manages a haunted historic house museum on Prince Edward Island and moonlights as a fake spirit medium. She writes and tells stories about wayward girls, tree spirits, oracles, friendship, ruined cities, witches, beasts, and other wildlife.