About Kathy Mirkin

Kathy Mirkin writes fiction and poetry for children and adults.

Kathy's writing awards include:  Highlights Foundation Writers' Workshop at Chautauqua complete scholarship and the SCBWI-Illinois Becky Mabry "Go For It" Words in the Woods scholarship. She has participated in the Iowa Summer Writing Festival,  the Highlights Foundation Founders Workshop on Verse Novels and other writing workshops and retreats.

Kathy has worked as a publicist arranging client coverage in premier media like The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, National Public Radio and major television networks. She has publicized writers, musicians, financial experts, library leaders, and many more leading professionals, including investor Warren Buffett, pianist Alfred Brendel, and blues man David "Honeyboy" Edwards. 

She is an active member of The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and a past publicity co-chair and past program co-chair for Off Campus Writers Workshop (OCWW). 

Her website, at www.kathymirkin.com, offers writing tips, interviews with writers, and news and tales from her journey as a writer. 


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