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About Kaitlin

Kaitlin​ is a fiction ​writer, poet, and editor with a ​background in secondary and post-secondary education. She is also a ghostwriter for

She has taught writing and literature in a variety of environments including public and private secondary schools, an incarceration facility, ​a DoDDs school in Japan, a GED and employment program for teenage mothers, and an afterschool program supporting youth in and near

Washington, DC. She has also taught post-secondary writing at American University,

SUNY Buffalo, Union County College, and the University of Tampa.


She began her career in communications as an intern in the literary affairs office at Paramount Pictures before working in circulation and editing for DALBAR, Inc. in the financial services

industry. She moved on to book publicity at W.W. Norton & Company before p​ursuing a

graduate degree in education. 

Kaitlin is experienced writing for leaders in public service, including her work at the DC Public Schools, the RI Department of

Education, and other education organizations. She also works with new and established authors of memoirs, novels, and non-fiction projects in various fields.


She holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Columbia University and a master's in Secondary English Education from New York University.



Publications and Awards

* "Heat" (poetry), Honorable Mention in the 2023 Patty Friedmann Writing Competition from

   The Peauxdunque Review (Issue 10

* "Loss" (poetry), 3rd Place winner of the 2023 Roger Howard Poetry Contest

* "Everyday Conversation" (fiction), Newfound Journal (December 2022)

* 20​21 Grantee, Professional Artist Grant, Creative Pinellas


* "Discernment" (poetry): Odet Journal, Volume 4 (October 2020)


* "Rescue" (fiction): The Peauxdunque Review (Fiction finalist in the 2019

Words and Music Writing Competition, Summer 2020, Issue 3, Pg. 59)


* Reading at the One Book One New Orleans Words and Music Writing Conference,

The Peauxdunque Review's Celebration of Issues 3 & 4 ("Rescue" Excerpt at min. 54:12)


* "Academic Debate" (poetry), Ocotillo Review, Kallisto Gaia Press (Summer 2020)


* "The Clear Air of Elsewhere" (fiction), Epiphany: a Literary Journal (Spring/Summer 2020, The Borders Issue)


* Fiction finalist in the 2018 International Literary Awards, Salem College Center for

Women Writers


* "Fountain of Youth, St. Augustine" (poetry), Honorable Mention in the Words and Music Writing Competition of The Peauxdunque Review (Fall 2019, Issue 2, pg. 23)


* "Heat" (fiction), 2nd Place Winner, Romeo Lemay Writing Contest, Odet Literary Journal

 (February 2017)

* "Hail Mary, Full of Grace; For Margaret," (essay), Honorable Mention in the Writer's Digest 86th Annual Writin​g Competition (2017)


*"Leaving Big Sky" (essay), Explore Big ​Sky/Big Sky Weekly (September 27, 2012)


* "Teachers Made All the Difference" (essay), B​arrington Times (July 11, 2011)

* An Overdue Thank-You to My Dad, "My ​Turn" (essay), Newsweek (6/20/99)

Response to Newsweek - Letters to Editor

* Outlook, "Post-Pentagon Depres​sion" (A Post 9-11 Runner Reflection) [essay, archived]

* Guest Blogger, 2012 (Verizon Foundation's "Technology in Education" Series, archived)

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