Caitlin Kittredge

  • American author
  • Born 1948

Caitlin Kittredge (born September 1984) is an American author and comic-book writer 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. She has also written the comic books Coffin Hill for Vertigo Comics and Witchblade and Throwaways for Image Comics.

I was reading about all of these medical and psychological experimental programs that the government and various intelligence agencies had run throughout the 20th century. Any book you can read on that, there's some really horrifying and fascinating stuff that goes on there.

I've got lots and lots planned out, and other ideas knocking around in my head, too. I'm kind of an obsessive pre-planner, so I have a lot of material.

My parents managed a summer camp, and it was vacant for about seven or eight months out of the year. It was in the middle of nowhere in the woods. We backed up to a state forest. So absolutely, there were creepy woods all around the house. It was easy to get lost. It was really spooky.

A lot of times with novels, you can get a really deep, engaging story, but there's not a lot happening, frankly. Those books tend to be super-literary and dense, and they require a lot of commitment, and that's not necessarily a bad thing, but if you want fast-moving action and gore and plot and excitement, you can get shorted on that.

There are a million great books out there if you just go to Google. There's a lot to pull apart. A lot of crazy, unbelievable stuff that's all completely true. I get into little obsessions, and I read everything I can find on one thing, and then I move onto another.

I've been on this kick reading about the beginning of forensic science: autopsies, fingerprinting, psychological profiling. I've been reading a lot of books about forensic anthropology.

I've been a big fan of Joe Hill ever since his first novel, 'Heart-Shaped Box.'

I read a lot of detective novels.

I'm extremely superstitious.