Caitlin M.S. Buxbaum (also known as Cait Buxbaum) is a poet, photographer, novelist and "former" journalist born and raised in Alaska. She has a Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary English from University of Alaska Anchorage and a Bachelor of Arts in Japanese Studies and English with an emphasis in Creative Writing from Gustavus Adolphus College. In her three years as a reporter, she wrote more than 600 stories for the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman newspaper. She has published six books under her own imprint, Red Sweater Press, and has had work featured in Firethorne, Literary Juice and America's Emerging Writers: Pacific Region by Z Publishing.
Who are your favorite authors?
Markus Zusak, Frederik Backman, J.K. Rowling, Emma Donoghue, Erin Kelly, Sylvain Neuvel, Haruki Murakami
What are your five favorite books, and why?
1) "My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry" because of its unique style and original story. 2) "The Book Thief" because of its unique narrator and original take on the very important topic of the Holocaust. 3) "Carrie Pilby" because I just couldn't put it down; it's a witty and simple yet surprisingly relatable story. 4) "A Certain Slant of Light" because I read it as a young teenager and loved where it took me; into the lives of the kinds of people I had never known, with a paranormal twist that worked. 5) "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" because it was the first Harry Potter book I read all the way through and the only one to make me cry (I guess I had grown a thicker skin by the time I went onto the next book...and the next, and the next, and the next).