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NOVEMEBER 2021: Caitlin was interviewed by author Ona Russell for Season 2 of her video show, "Authors In The Tent," which airs on LitHub. They talked about Caitlin's goal with her nonfiction: always tell the truth. Watch it here. 

AUGUST 2021: Caitlin talked about singing, how she got on TV, and her latest book, Death On Ocean Boulevard,

with David Temple on his podcast, "The Thriller Zone."

JUNE 2021: Caitlin discusses Rebecca Zahau's death and her book on the case with Websleuths owner Tricia Griffith.


APRIL 2020: Caitlin joined authors Liska Jacobs and Lance Charnes, and moderator Maddie Tighe Margarita, in a Zoom discussion about writing and their books. This online presentation had originally been scheduled as a live event that had to be cancelled because of the Rona. Thanks to the Muzeo Museum for sponsoring this lively panel!   


JANUARY 2020: Caitlin is featured on the two-hour 20/20 episode, "Overboard," about the murders of Tom and Jackie Hawks by transgender killer Skylar Deleon.

DECEMBER 7 at 8 and 11 PM, 2019: Caitlin will be featured on the HLN documentary about the Rebecca Zahau death case.


OCTOBER 15-17, 2019: Caitlin was invited to be on the KUSI evening news to talk to Anna Laurel about her new book deal (Kensington/Citadel, 2021) on the Rebecca Zahau death case. She was also interviewed by KFMB for their evening news program.

AUGUST 14, 2019: Caitlin did an interview on KOGO radio about her thoughts on the Zahau family offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Adam Shacknai for murdering Rebecca Zahau. While a civil jury found Shacknai responsible for her death, he continues to maintain his innocence.

AUGUST 9, 2019: Caitlin was interviewed for 10 minutes on Australian Broadcast Corp's "World News" for the 50th anniversary of the Tate-LaBianca murders by Charles Manson and his Family in 1969. 

AUGUST 3, 2019: Caitlin was named "Author of the Month" for August and gave a talk about her latest book, HUNTING CHARLES MANSON, at the San Diego Central Library, timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary week of the most notorious crimes of the 20th century. 

JUNE/JULY: Caitlin and her band, breakingthecode, played twice at the Del Mar Fair, and also at Iron Fist Brewery! Good times!

JUNE 2019: Caitlin was featured in all four episodes of the limited documentary series, "Death At the Mansion: Rebecca Zahau," premiering on the Oxygen Network.


MAY 27, 2019: Caitlin will be featured on a two-hour documentary, "ID Presents Rebecca Zahau: An ID Murder Mystery," on Investigation Disovery. (9 PM PST)


APRIL 2019: Caitlin is featured in San Diego magazine to help celebrate National Independent Bookstore Day, and the citywide bookstore crawl from April 27-29. She is pictured here at Book Catapult, where she had her signing for her latest book, HUNTING CHARLES MANSON. See the book cover squeezed in between the P and L in the headline?

APRIL 13, 2019: Caitlin was featured in the premier of Charles Manson: The Funeral, a documentary about the battle over Manson's remains and his estate by his grandson Jason Freeman, Charlie's son with his first wife, Rosalie Willis. The two-hour show airs on the REELZ Channel. Check it out!

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FEBRUARY 2019: Caitlin appears on the Andrea Kaye Show to discuss the breaking news development that Adam Shacknai's insurance company settled with the Zahau family in the wrongful death case of their daughter, Rebecca Zahau.  (Click on link to left to listen.)

JULY 25, 2018: Caitlin speaks to "True Murder" radio host Dan Zupansky for an hour about HUNTING CHARLES MANSON. (Click to listen to podcast.)

JUNE 16, 2018: Caitlin and HUNTING coauthor Lis Wiehl spend 60 minutes chatting with the ribald radio host Burl Barer and his crew. (Click to listen.)  

JUNE 15, 2018: Caitlin and Lis do a 30-minute interview with "Crime Corner" radio host and crime novelist Matt Coyle. (Click to listen.)

APRIL 4, 2018: Caitlin talks with websleuths podcast host Tricia Arrington Griffith about the jury verdict finding Adam Shacknai responsible for Rebecca Zahau's "wrongful death." (Click to listen.)

NOVEMBER 29, 2017: Caitlin talks about writing narrative nonfiction and true crime on “Writers on Writing,” a radio show on KUCI-FM at UC Irvine, Orange County’s public radio station, with host Marrie Stone. (Click to listen.)

APRIL 12, 2016: Caitlin discusses her new release, THEN NO ONE CAN HAVE HER, her other books, and the writing life, with writer, musician and radio host Garrett Miller on "G Rated Radio." (Click to listen.) Pictured at left speaking on the same topic, the Steve DeMocker case, for a "Deadly Sins" episode on Investigation Discovery.

For the past five years, Caitlin has been singing and -- more recently also playing keyboards -- in an acoustic group, breakingthecode. Click here to read her musical bio, which talks about how this creative outlet grew out of her career as an author. 

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