Angels in Shipwrecks - Kaitlin Murphy-Knudsen

About Kaitlin
 
Kaitlin is a writer, editor, writing coach and educator with a background in secondary and post-secondary education. She began her career in communications as an intern in the literary affairs office at Paramount Pictures before working in circulation and editing for DALBAR, Inc. in the financial services industry. She moved on to book publishing and publicity at W.W. Norton, Inc. before pursuing her graduate degree in education. She taught writing and literature for ten years before working full-time as a writer and editor for former DC Public Schools' chancellor. 
 Kaitlin Murphy, Writer
With experience teaching writing to students from first grade to adult, Kaitlin now splits her time between writing/editing and teaching/coaching. Her clients have included the RI Department of Education and various education and other non-profits, bestselling military thriller author AJ Tata and other individuals working on memoirs, novels and doctoral theses. 
 
Kaitlin holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Columbia University and a master's in Secondary English Education from the New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. She lives near Tampa, Florida.
 

Publications and Awards

* Finalist in the 2018 International Literary Awards for fiction, Salem College Center for Women Writers

* 2nd Place Winner, Romeo Lemay Writing Contest, for "Heat" (fiction), Odet Literary Journal, February 2017

*  Writer's Digest 86th Annual Writing Competition, Honorable Mention for "Hail Mary, Full of Grace (for Margaret)" (2017)

* Leaving Big Sky (Explore Big Sky/Big Sky Weekly)


* An Overdue Thank-You to My Dad, "My Turn": Newsweek


* Outlook, Post-Pentagon Depression (A Post 9-11 Runner Reflection), The Washington Post
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* Condé Nast Traveler, Deals of the Month, Lake Winnipesaukee, NH (January 2001, Archives)

"What it Takes to Fix Our Schools: Lessons Learned in Washington, D.C." Harvard Law & Policy Review  (co-written with Michelle Rhee, author and others)