Catlyn Ladd

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 first book, Strip: The Making of a Feminist, was published by Collective Ink Books 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 and gender studies at a two-year college where she specializes in issues of race and privilege, gender and sexuality, ethics, and epistemology. 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.

As Those Above Fall is her first novel for Winding Road Stories.