About the Editor

Caitlin O’Toole, the curator and editor of The Human Writers, is a seasoned writer, blogger, editor and producer. She is the author of the critically-acclaimed blog The Miss Jobless Chronicles, a biting and candid account of her life as a freelance writer in the unforgiving city of New York.

Caitlin O’Toole

In her forties, Caitlin left a successful career in television, magazines, and film production to do something a little more satisfying for her heart and soul. She began to teach digital literacy to older adults. She also developed and taught blogging classes at Senior Planet, a groundbreaking non-profit in New York City for adults over 60.

In 2019, she moved across the world to Australia to be with her wife and three step-kids. Her remarkable journey, chronicled in The New York Times bestseller Tiny Love Stories, reveals how love can — and did — quite literally, save the day.

Caitlin’s father John O’Toole was a pioneer in the field of ageing. After an impressive career, he reinvented himself in his late seventies and started writing an online politics column for The Huffington Post. He also started his own blog, Eli’s Observations, a brilliant, witty and often dark spin on current events.

The Human Writers was created in honour of him, with love.