Writer and editor Kitty Sheehan edits manuscripts and scripts, writes obituaries, and teaches editing in New York’s Hudson Valley. Kitty writes essays, copy and web features for food brands, restaurants, resorts, writers, funeral homes, shops and magazines. 

Kitty’s essay, “The Strongest Woman in the Room” was published in October 2018 on Longreads, and cited by Harvard’s Neiman Storyboard and The Sunday Long Read newsletter as an example of unique and engaging storytelling.

Kitty’s essays appear in the anthology My Body, My Words, edited by Loren Kleinman and Amye Archer, (Big Table Publishing, 2018), and the anthology Shades of Blue: Writers on Depression, Suicide, and Feeling Blue, edited by Amy Ferris, (Seal Press, 2015).

Kitty produced and directed a reader’s theater event, Man-pleasing Recipes! in November 2018, and will present it again in winter 2020. Have a listen as she chats about it with Jimmy Buff on New York’s Radio Kingston.

Kitty was a cast member for two writers’ productions at the Charles Wood Theater in Glens Falls, NY, and a panelist at writers’ events in Minnesota, Iowa and New York. 

A former Minneapolis elementary teacher, corporate trainer and graphic designer, Kitty is a native Iowan, but when she discovered the Hudson Valley, she found home.


photo by Franco Vogt

“Kitty has a unique creative style that allows her to see a project from so many different angles, using a wondrous variety of artistic expressions. Her intelligent insight and discerning eye were invaluable to me. She also was a great listener and captured precisely what I was looking for.” ~ Tom Mischke, The Mischke Roadshow