Katie's Biography
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Katie McKy taught for 23 years and used storytelling in every subject.  “Stories are how kids best understand their world,” says Katie.  One day, her principal said, “I know you love to teach.  It’s obvious that the kids love having you as their teacher, but as it is now, only kids in your room get to hear your stories.  You should consider becoming a writer and professional storyteller.” 

So, after a stint at Harvard and working as the storyteller for Big Sister of Great Boston, Katie became an author.  She has four published books and another twelve under contract. 

As much as she loves traveling to schools in the Midwest and entertaining kids, she loves teaching writing even more. “I love to see the most reluctant writer pick up a pencil and write with delight,” she says.

Katie combines storytelling and writing workshops for students when she visits schools.  Drawing on her experience consulting for various Boston schools out of Harvard, she also does writing workshops for teachers and delivers in-service training sessions on creativity for teachers.

For a short biography, visit "For the Press."

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