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2024 Bombeck Workshop Faculty Kathy Shiels Tully

Kathy Shiels Tully

Kathy Shiels Tully proposed to her husband in The Boston Herald for Leap Day 1996. It led to one marriage, two daughters and a freelance career, including 10-plus years for The Boston Globe. (And many adventures in writing. She ate chicken feet for a byline. Helped save the life of a man named Shakespeare. Carly Simon even sang to her.) 

Her stories have appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, The Writer, FamilyFun,, Boston Globe Magazine, Boston Parents Paper, various New England magazines, Chicken Soup for the Soul and Midlife on Fire.

In 2020, she won the human interest global category in the Erma Bombeck Writing Competition.

Seven Leap years later, she lives north of Boston with the same husband.