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Kaitlyn holding a stack of books and smiling at the camera.

Hey, I’m Kait. I kill plants and characters, share my writing tips on this blog, and my short stories on Vocal. I’m currently drafting my novel length WIP, interim title: The Tower Project.

My Current Project

Early in 2018 I sat down and got serious about completing a lifelong aspiration, to write a novel. I started with some serious soul searching. If I was only ever going to write one book, what would I want it to be about? Who would I want it to be about? I had a stack of abandoned projects and not much to show for the countless hours I’d spent writing. I decided on some simple themes, picked an idea, and committed myself to finishing.

In July 2021, I typed the words “the end” on my first draft of what I’m currently calling “The Tower Project” (I don’t know how a person can write 80,000 words and still feel no closer to choosing a title… hi, it’s me).

Currently, I’m focused on revising draft one, and I have made a commitment to work with several sensitivity readers and editors when this draft is ready. It’s my goal to share Thomas and his story with the world in early 2023. Come along for the ride!

#TheTowerProjectWIP

All Thomas wants is to stick it to his ex by becoming San Francisco’s top exorcist — a certified demonologist. Trouble is, his local chapter of Witches, Spiritualists, Psychics and Readers (WSPR) hasn’t granted a demonology cert in 15 years. When a rival magical organization agrees to train him, Thomas accepts. Someone has to deal with the darkness running amok, and it might as well be him. If there’s one thing Thomas is used to — it’s dealing with the dark.

From The Blog

Writer’s Toolbox: Writing Sprints

Hello, yes, I am not a fan of exercise. There is, however, one form of sprinting I can get behind. What is a writing sprint? A writing sprint is a timed activity in which you write without distractions. Follow that up with a short break, then sprint again.…

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Short Fiction

a gradient of blue to pink sunset with the words "no goodbyes" in the foreground
Dessert sands rippling in the background with text that says "Garden of Nothing"
Black background with white text saying "YegWrites Vol 1, A Covid Year" with a rainbow map of Edmonton and a black city skyline.

“The Caterpillar to the Ghost” appearing in Yeg Writes “A COVID Year” Anthology. Available soon.

Who is Kait Anyway?

I believe in telling stories as diverse and colourful as the human experience. As colourful as your cities bustling downtown. As engaging as your favourite film. As memorable as your first kiss (but not as sloppy). If we’re crying, we’re having a great time.

I get excited about film, television, video games, representative media and media critique.

I’m a mom, a communicator, a storyteller, an intersectional feminist, a spotify playlist curator, Netflix binger, and sometimes, even a blogger.

Let’s hang out.