Caitlin R. O'Connell is from a town of two square miles in northern New Jersey. She began writing when she was thirteen and has a stack of binders in her closet filled with hand-written early "novels" that will mercifully never see the light of day. She now lives in Ithaca, NY, which is 10 square miles and so something of an upgrade.
Caitlin is a recent graduate of Ithaca College's Creative Writing program, which, for the record, is pretty awesome if you are thinking of going there. She also minored in History and Italian, because she is crazy like that.
When not at her day job, cramming in time to write, or battling the insomnia monster, Caitlin enjoys singing, dancing, and reading. The question of "what one book would you bring to a desert island" inevitably excites a minor panic. She is definitely a little too fond of depressing French musicals and British television, and should probably try and find a more useful occupation for the large portion of her brain that is an encyclopedia of nerdy quotations. Caitlin also drinks way too much tea and spends entirely too much time on the internet, but that isn't going to change any time soon.
In the spring of 2012, Caitlin spent a semester abroad in London and was voted an honorary British person - which probably explains a lot.