Caitlin Elizabeth Harper is an author, community organizer, and creative problem solver. For the past ten years, she has managed operations in small businesses, non-profits, government, and startups. Her passion is creating spaces where creative people can tell their stories and reach their goals. Her first novel, It Will Set You Free, was released in January 2017.

She is also the founder of Renegade Development, which provides professional development tools and resources to writers and storytellers.

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Caitlin earned her BA in English at the University of Florida with minors in Linguistics, Psychology, and Entrepreneurship and her MFA in Creative Writing at The New School. She is the Director of Operations and Culture at Business Insider, the Donor Management Team Leader for the Harry Potter Alliance and a member of the the NYDA (its New York City chapter), a member of the Manhattan Gaels Gaelic football team, and a member of the Liberty Gaels camogie club. She is also the founder and host of the Renegade Reading Series, a reading series for emerging writers. She is obsessed with food, travel, and Harry Potter. She lives in Brooklyn in an awesome apartment with her awesome husband and two super-awesome kittens, Bubble and Squeak.

Caitlin destroying her bucket list by touching real whale bones on a beach in the Galapagos.