Caitlin Kittredge

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Caitlin Kittredge
Born September 1984 (1984-09)[1]
Occupation Writer
Notable works Nocturne City novels
Website
www.caitlinkittredge.com

Caitlin Kittredge (born September 1984)[1] is an American author of dark fantasy and urban fantasy noir. She is known for her Nocturne City series of adult novels, and for The Iron Codex, a series of young-adult books.

Personal life[edit]

Caitlin Kittredge graduated from college with a degree in English. She has cited Raymond Chandler, Neil Gaiman, and H.P. Lovecraft as inspirations. Kittredge is a fan of film noir, classic pulp novels, and comic books. She describes herself as "a skeptical believer in the Something Else. There's too much strange in this world for me to totally discount the possibility of Something Else being out there. But at the same time, I'm the first person to try and debunk any supernatural stuff that people claim is going on around them. I, personally, had one completely terrifying encounter with something supernatural that I still can't explain…hence my lack of 100% skepticism."[2]

Career[edit]

Adult fiction[edit]

Kittredge's Nocturne City is a series of adult urban fantasy novels. The story follows Luna Wilder, a young police officer who lives in a city inhabited by both normal humans and paranormal beings. Being a werewolf herself, Luna has ties to both sides of her society.

Young-adult fiction[edit]

Kittredge's debut young-adult novel, The Iron Thorn, was released in February 2011. It is the first novel in the Iron Codex series, an alternate history steampunk story set in a Victorian-themed America. The novel's main setting, Lovecraft, was named after author H.P. Lovecraft.[3] The book follows a girl named Aoife, who embarks on a journey to save herself from a hereditary madness, and ends up on a paranormal adventure alongside two allies. A review from Booklist applauded the novel's romance and plot twists, and stated that "Kittredge’s richly descriptive narrative captures all the details of clockwork, inventive machinery, foggy mists, ghastly ghouls, and creative landscapes." The review also called Aoife "a caustic-tongued, feisty, and independent young woman, with plenty of nerve and courage."[4] A review from Publishers Weekly stated, "Though the material borrowed from H.P. Lovecraft occasionally calls too much attention to itself, Kittredge generates significant thrills and chills in this fast-moving tale".[5]

Comic books[edit]

Kittredge has been writing a monthly comic book series for Vertigo Comics titled Coffin Hill since October 2013.

Bibliography[edit]

Novels[edit]

Nocturne City[edit]

  1. Night Life (March 2008)
  2. Pure Blood (August 2008)
  3. Second Skin (March 2009)
  4. Witch Craft (September 2009)
  5. Daemon's Mark (May 2010)

Black London[edit]

  1. Street Magic (June 2009)
  2. Demon Bound (December 2009)
  3. Bone Gods (November 2010)
  4. Devil's Business (2011)
  5. Soul Trade (2012)
  6. Dark Days (2013)

Icarus Project[edit]

  1. Black & White (2009), with Jackie Kessler
  2. Shades of Gray (2010), with Jackie Kessler

Iron Codex[edit]

  1. The Iron Thorn (February 2011)
  2. The Nightmare Garden (February 2012)
  3. The Mirrored Shard (February 2013)

Short Stories[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kittredge, Caitlin. "FAQ « Caitlin Kittredge". Retrieved September 4, 2010. 
  2. ^ "OBS Exclusive Interview: Caitlin Kittredge". openbooksociety.com. November 28, 2009. Retrieved March 2, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Interview with Caitlin Kittredge – Part 1". airshipambassador.wordpress.com. February 6, 2011. Retrieved March 2, 2011. 
  4. ^ Carton, Debbie. "Editorial Reviews". amazon.com. Retrieved March 2, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Review: The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge". publishersweekly.com. Retrieved March 2, 2011. 

External links[edit]

Interviews[edit]