About

Hi friends.
I'm Caitlin.

I'm never really good at these bio pages because I feel there's so much more of me that I just can't explain in words. I'd rather just sit with you over a cup of coffee and get to know one another.

But since we can't do that right this moment, here's a little bit about me.

I'm a daughter of Christ, learning to live out my story in Him. 

I'm a wife to Casey and an extreme bibliophile. My original design has always seemed all over the place to me, but I'm slowly learning to lean into who He has created me to be. We have two literary dachshunds at home, Darth Daisy and Gatsby-Frodo-Padfoot-Dobby Lore. I know, ridiculous.
I also refer to him as Gatsby the Great.

bib·li·o·phile: a person who collects or has a great love of books

I'm also a creator, a dreamer, and a storyteller. I've been lost in my imagination since I was a kid, and I have notebooks, random blogs, and word documents full of ideas and the beginnings of stories. I'm currently in the middle of writing my first novel, a middle grade fantasy, so I guess you could call me an aspiring novelist, too. 

Writing and telling stories are the call of my heart, but I currently work as a full time High School English teacher, and I often moonlight as a Holy Yoga Instructor. 

I'm in the process of revamping/relaunching my blog to be more literary based as well as creating content for my podcast, but until Fall when that happens, you can find me on Instagram as @caitlin_lore where I share snippets of my life and way too many Insta-stories. I also have a reading/teacher based account as @MsLReads where I often share mini reviews of book!

Come say hello and stay tuned for all the exciting things Fall will bring around here!

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Some of my favorites

  • Reading: especially middle grade books
    • Harry Potter, the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas, Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand, The Great Gatsby, cookbooks, and middle grade fantasies & mysteries top my list.
      For more, check out my reading log.
  • Coffee: bold, dark roast with a hint of hazelnut Nutpods
  • TV dates with my husband. We particularly love Dr. Who, Agents of SHIELD, The Librarians, New Girl, The Magicians, and This is Us. 
  • My two mini dachshunds.
  • Cooking with my farmer's market finds
  • Hiking and the woods in general
  • Sharing book recommendations on Instagram
  • Podcasts, particularly:
    • Books Between, STORY, Hope Writers, Write from the Deep, Magic Lessons, We Are from Holy Yoga
    • (Sometimes, okay twice so far, I even record my own but that podcast is forthcoming the Fall!)
I whole heartily believe in the power of story. 

Stories have the power to change us.
Stories have the power to heal us.
Stories make us laugh, cry, yearn, and offer us escape. 

Stories find us when we need them the most.

We all have stories in and around us.
We just have to tell them. 
— The Power of Story, my manifesto as a writer