I’m Kaitlin.

I really like words. Reading them, writing them, editing them, learning new ones. I could tell you I’ve always known I wanted to be a writer, but that’d be a lie. First, I wanted to be a ballerina. Then, a stay-at-home mom. A teacher. A veterinarian. A pediatrician. A news anchor. Finally, I realized I’d always loved telling stories—fiction and otherwise. I’m much better at expressing myself on paper (or through a digital medium, these days) than in person.

My favorite quote (which is tattooed on my forearm) reads, “Words are our most inexhaustible source of magic.” It’s spoken by Dumbledore in the last Harry Potter film. These words speak to me so boldly because I believe writing is one of the most powerful tools in the world. Through personal essays, short stories, and longer works, I plan to get as close to exhausting this tool as I can.

I currently work for Dermstore, where I strategize, manage, write, and edit content for informational blogs and marketing emails. While I love my job and the work I do on a daily basis, my passion is fiction writing. I’m in the midst of writing a novel on human trafficking and a collection of short stories (both fiction and nonfiction). I’m also the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Vim, a digital publication for the ever-curious woman.

Side Note: Follow my puppy on Instagram 🐕