A writer and editor, Kitty Sheehan writes copy, web features and blogs for food brands, restaurants, resorts, writers, funeral homes, shops and magazines. Kitty edits manuscripts and scripts, and teaches editing in New York’s Hudson Valley.
A University of Iowa graduate, she is the founder and director of the annual Dartbrook Writers Retreat in Keene, NY, a five day master class in memoir, in New York’s Adirondack High Peaks, recently named by the Sydney Morning Herald as one of “the world’s best writers’ retreats.”
Kitty is a contributor to the anthology My Body, My Words, edited by Loren Kleinman and Amye Archer, (Big Table Publishing, 2018), and to the anthology Shades of Blue: Writers on Depression, Suicide, and Feeling Blue, edited by Amy Ferris, (Seal Press, 2015).
Kitty is also on the advisory board for the Woodstock Bookfest in Woodstock, New York, and teaches a one-day intensive on editing at the festival.
Kitty is a native Iowan, but when she discovered the Hudson Valley, she found home.
“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