Caitlin Kelly

Writer and Editor


My Books

My Unintentional Career in Retail
Malled 240pp (2011)

Blown Away 324pp (2004)


Is it Time to Up Your Writing Game?

Students from across the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, and England, via Skype, are finding terrific value from my 90-minute webinars, each one carefully created to strengthen your skills as a writer. You'll receive tremendous individual attention, far more than that typically available in a workshop, classroom, or conference.

Please sign up today for the latest series - held on weekends in February - which includes:

Blogging Better
You, Inc.: The Business of Freelancing
Learning to Think Like a Reporter
Finding and Developing Story Ideas
Conducting the Kick-Ass Interview
Crafting the Personal Essay

Says one recent student:
As a journalist with only a few years experience, I appreciated her willingness to share her expertise and experiential wisdom. If you have a chance to take a class with her, don't hesitate. Great value."


As I have been for decades, I'm writing frequently for The New York Times, most often on business, like this recent story about Americans thriving overseas.

I'm writing a personal essay for Good Housekeeping, my first piece for them as well.

I also regularly interview New York area designers, for ASID Metro; as a former student of interior design, I love exploring and explaining how skilled professionals create beautiful and functional spaces.

My blog,, grows daily, with almost 9,000 readers worldwide. Wordpress' editors named it one of their 22 recommended blogs on culture. Come visit!

Even the most talented writers can face a financial crisis. I serve on the board of the Writers Emergency Assistance Fund, quickly granting up to $4,000 to qualified freelancers. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to this worthy cause!

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