Catlyn Ladd loves alliteration, the poetic slip of similar sounds through throat and tongue. She writes narrative nonfiction, speculative dark fiction, some poetry when nothing else works, and even song lyrics. Her work has been published in Something Wicked, Illiterate, and The Far Side of Midnight. Her first book, Strip: The Making of a Feminist, was published by Changemakers in 2018.
Catlyn has worked in fast food, as a stripper, a magician’s assistant, as the secretary at a real estate office, and as a college professor, both adjunct and tenured. She is an eclectic academic, interested in religion, sexualities, the paranormal, violence, philosophy, and feminism. She has two bachelor's degrees - one in theology and the other in humanities with a minor in creative writing. She has a master's degree in religious studies, and a doctorate in philosophical and theological studies. She teaches philosophy, religious studies, and women’s studies at a two year college where she specializes in issues of race, gender and sexuality, and violence. She lives near the Rocky Mountains in the western United States with her partner and cats, where she rides her motorcycle, reads, hikes, and cooks.