Caitlyn is a private boarding school survivor and the author of The Treadwell Academy Novels, a series about privileged girls in a boarding school setting and the challenges they face. It was Caitlyn’s dream to create a series that mixed glamour and celebrity with the real-life problems that kids endure with parents, siblings, dating and heartache. When she’s not writing about the girls of Treadwell, she’s walking her semi-famous dog Maxim around Park Slope, Brooklyn and drinking too much coffee.
The Rock Star’s Daughter is Book #1 in the Treadwell Academy series, which has taken iTunes by storm since its publication in 2011. At the age of 15, Taylor Beauforte has only met her father twice in person. After all, he’s the lead singer of a world-famous rock band. He pays for Taylor to attend the Treadwell Academy, a prestigious boarding school in Massachusetts, and provides her mother with monthly checks to cover her basic needs, but he has never made much of an effort to play an active role in Taylor’s life. When Taylor’s mom unexpectedly dies the summer before the start of Taylor’s junior year, Taylor receives a crash course in fame when she must join her dad and his band on the road. Over the course of the summer on tour with the band, and by falling in love with a cute teenage roadie named Jake, Taylor learns the depths of her own strength, the difficulty of overcoming loss, and that the definition of family means far more than shared bloodlines.
The Believer’s Daughter is Book #2 in the Treadwell Series. At the age of 15, Grace Mathison has been sheltered most of her life. Her father is a successful television evangelist, famous for starting headline-grabbing feuds with the fathers of Grace’s classmates at the Treadwell Academy over lyrics in rap music and risqué catalog covers. Unlike her classmates at Treadwell, she prefers riding her horse, True Heart, and sketching in her drawing pad, over gossiping and shopping for fancy clothes.
When Grace’s beloved older brother, Aaron, makes international headlines with a romantic relationship gone wrong, Grace finds out that her father doesn’t practice forgiveness as he preaches. Aaron is disowned, and begs Grace to run away with him to start a new life. Delving head-first into a personal examination of the difference between right and wrong, Grace grapples with everything in which she has been raised to believe.
She and Aaron find themselves in New York City, struggling to meet adult challenges like paying rent and holding down jobs. To make matters worse, their parents’ troubles are only beginning. Grace learns that they are being investigated for financial fraud, and their entire empire is in danger. And then there’s Felix, the cute tattoo artist who dabbles in graffiti. Incredibly, in a city inhabited by millions, he and Grace keep crossing paths.
Grace starts to realize what she’s really made of… she’s a lot tougher and smarter than the mean girls at Treadwell ever knew. In the face of losing everything she cherishes, she closely examines what she believes in and discovers what she least expected to find: that she believes in herself.
The Viscount’s Daughter is Book #3 in the Treadwell Academy series.
In some ways, Betsey Norfleet has it all… her dad’s in a famous rock band, her mom runs a glamorous cosmetics company, and her celebutante older sister is the darling of the fashion world. She even has a royal title. But Betsey has a secret, one so terrible that she doesn’t think she can tell anyone. To prevent anyone from finding out the terrible truth about what happened to her over the summer, she arranges to have herself sent off to the Treadwell Academy, a prestigious boarding school in Massachusetts where she hopes to become better friends with Taylor Beauforte, the daughter of one of her dad’s friends.
Under terrible circumstances, Betsey’s able to create the life for herself that she’s always wanted. She starts earning good grades, makes new friends, discovers new skills and even gains the trust of Taylor. But despite all the positive things in her new life, she knows that the truth will catch up to her, eventually. Desperate to accompany Taylor on a school trip to Madrid to visit Taylor’s boyfriend, Todd, Betsey knows she’s risking everything in her life just to keep hiding. Will she ever find the courage to confide in someone, and if she does, will it be too late for anyone to believe her? In this continuation of the story of the lives of the girls readers first met in The Rock Star’s Daughter, Betsey steps out from her sister’s shadow to shine.