I’m the broad behind Broadside, Caitlin Kelly, a career journalist.
photo: Jose R. Lopez
A National Magazine Award winner, I’m a former reporter and feature writer at The Globe and Mail, Montreal Gazette and New York Daily News, writing freelance for The New York Times since 1990.
Please follow me on Twitter at @CaitlinKellyNYC! I tweet on writing, journalism, Canada, travel and much more.
Six of my posts have been Freshly Pressed; here’s the second most recent, about why saying thank you is so important.
I offer webinars, ($150 for 90 minutes) and individual coaching ($225/hour) — by email, phone or Skype — for bloggers, freelance writers, new or aspiring non-fiction authors, with many practical tips, insights and advice. Students find my coaching highly focused, practical and immediately useful.
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My latest book is “Malled: My Unintentional Career In Retail” , a memoir of selling clothing in an upscale suburban New York mall. It’s a no-holds-barred look at life behind the counter — and a detailed analysis of the American retail industry, the nation’s third-largest, and biggest source of new jobs.
Entertainment Weekly calls it “an excellent memoir” and Bnet columnist Herb Schaffner says; “the best of reality journalism…a must-read.”
It was published in China and nominated for the Hillman Prize, given annually to a work of “journalism in service of the common good.”
A lively and experienced speaker, there’s a link to my most recent talk at the University of Minnesota on the About page.
My first book “Blown Away: American Women and Guns”, includes original interviews with 104 men, women, and teens from 29 states. It’s a clear-eyed, neutral look at why, how and when guns and women intersect.
In 1998, I won a Canadian National Magazine Award for humor for an essay about my divorce; now re-married to Jose, a photo editor. Born in Vancouver, raised in Toronto, I’m a University of Toronto graduate, living since 1989 near New York City.
I live to travel, 38 countries so far — the most recent working trip, March 2014, to the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua with the oldest NGO focused on water, sanitation and hygiene, WaterAid.
I speak French and Spanish and have lived in Toronto, Vancouver, Cuernavaca, Mexico, London, Montreal, New Hampshire and Paris.