Yes, I write under two names. But no matter the name, the story is always all mine.
I discovered my first romance novel at the age of twelve in a bargain bin at the local five and dime. It involved swashbuckling pirates having grand adventures on the open sea, a heroine with a mind of her own, and a seriously masterful hero who swept her away no matter how clever she was.
I was immediately smitten with romance and all the romantic themes I could get my hands on. (I still am.)
I had grand plans to star on Broadway – preferably in Evita, just like the great Patti LuPone. Sadly, my inability to wow audiences with my singing voice required a back up plan, so I launched myself into academics instead. This was not a good fit for someone who liked lounging about and reading books a lot more than dissecting them in classrooms, but it did allow me to live in England for half a decade, so I can’t complain.
Writing (and finishing!) my first book was a relief. And actually publishing that book was one of the greatest thrills of my life.
Now I’m some 100 books in, I’m still a romance fanatic, it still thrills me to see my books on shelves, and yes, I’m still plotting my Broadway debut.
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What TV shows do you watch?
I watch a lot of television, usually in great gluts on Netflix or wherever else I can stream shows because I really hate waiting a week to see the next episode.
(I really hate waiting, full stop.)
This means that I’m usually a season behind, which in turn means I’m forced to be vigilant about spoiler avoidance online. This is not easy!
But my comfort watching is always a good crime procedural. Cops, detectives, lawyers, whatever. I love them. Probably because all the issues are solved in an hour, nice and tidy, unlike whatever book I’m working on at the moment.
You grew up in New Jersey. Does that make Everyone Else’s Girl autobiographical?
Though my father does keep a whole lot of fish in the basement.
What’s the order of the Fifth Avenue series you wrote with other authors?
Prequel novella by Maisey Yates: Take Me
Book One by Maisey Yates: Avenge Me
Book Two by Caitlin Crews: Scandalize Me
Book Three by Kate Hewitt: Expose Me
All four books are also available in a handy box set.
I love pictures. I take a lot of them.
And here are some other items of note:
- Video: A fun Valentines Day interview on 5 Things Friday.
- Video: The Gregory Mantell Show, it's not super new, but I'd still say all the same stuff on the subject of Frenemies.
- Caitlin discusses The Return of the Di Sione Wife with BookTrib.
- Video: My Process (as Megan and Caitlin, on Conversations with Cupid)
- Podcast: Action and Emotion (as Megan, with my husband Jeff, on the Nerd Out podcast)
- On Shame and the Romance Heroine (as Caitlin, on Dear Author)
- Falling in love with the Rodeo (as Megan, a guest on Jane Porter's blog)