Caitlyn Coakley

When an adult meets a child for the first time, one of the first things they ask is, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I’ve asked and answered that question myself more times than I can count. I’ve given and heard the usual answers: teacher, fireman, president, and the like. But the truth of the matter is I never really figured it out for myself.

I’ve spent some time in TV news. I’ve been a teacher and a librarian. I tried my hand at selling real estate and failed miserably. Ditto for Mary Kay and a slew of other “businesses” that sounded like a good idea at the time but were huge, expensive mistakes.

About the only constants in my life, besides bad decisions, have been reading and writing. I simply can’t remember a time when those elements were lacking. Not that what I wrote was all that good, but after reading about 10,000 books, I got better.

Then in 2015, I entered NaNoWriMo and pounded out the first, and truly horrible, version of For Pete’s Sake which would eventually become Tobin Tribe Book 1.

After four years of rejections, rewrites, edits, alpha readers, beta readers, and more than a few (million) swear words, I managed to produce something I wasn’t ashamed of, and now I’m in the middle of Tobinville where it’s always a balmy seventy-two degrees. Well, it is a suburb of Philadelphia.

As for the future? I plan to continue writing from the comfort of my recliner in my suburban Phoenix, Arizona home with my grouchy husband and two rescue cats.

Does this mean I want to be an author when I grow up? Who says I plan to grow up?

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