Her first book, ME, HIM, THEM AND IT was published by Bloomsbury in 2013. She is also the author of MY BEST FRIEND, MAYBE (Bloomsbury, 2014), MY LIFE WITH THE LIARS (Harper 2016), TUMBLING (Viking 2016), and FOREVER OR A LONG, LONG TIME (Harper 2017).
As a girl, Caela was, at times, a runner, a swimmer, a writer, a failure, a succeeder, an actress, a singer, but she was always, always a reader. She grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and Basking Ridge, New Jersey and read almost everything the Basking Ridge Public Library had to offer in her middle school years. She graduated from Ridge High School.
At the University of Notre Dame, Caela took creative writing classes every semester, fell in love with flag football, and graduated in 2004 with a double major in English and Philosophy. She then earned a Masters in Education in 2006, also at Notre Dame. Caela spent six years teaching, four years of them at Chicago Jesuit Academy, where she fell in love with teens and with fiction for teens.
In 2010, Caela moved to New York to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a writer. She attended the MFA Program in Writer for Children at The New School where she met a group of classmates that helped solidify the dream into a reality. She graduated in 2012 and her first book came out nine months later!
Currently, Caela and her family live in Brooklyn where she reads, writes, has adventures and is very, very happy.