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 and has taught college writing at American University, SUNY Buffalo, Union County College and the University of Tampa. She was also a speechwriter and editor at the DC Public Schools writing for leaders in public education.

Kaitlin Murphy-Knudsen, Writer and EditorAs an editor, writer and writing coach, Kaitlin's clients have included the RI Department of Education and various education and other non-profits, new and established authors including bestselling thriller writer 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 outside Tampa, Florida.

Publications and Awards

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

* Honorable Mention for poetry ("Fountain of Youth, St. Augustine") in the Words and Music Writing Competition of the Peauxdunque Review (publication 
Fall 2019)

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

Writers Digest Award 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, 9/27/2012)

* Meet the Staff: Kaitlin Murphy thanks teachers after school system honored ( and Barrington Times)

* An Overdue Thank-You to My Dad, "My Turn": Newsweek (6/20/99)

* Outlook, Post-Pentagon Depression (A Post 9-11 Runner Reflection), The Washington Post [archived, pdf]

* 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, Vol 6-1, Winter 2012  (co-written with author Michelle Rhee and others)