About Me

Kathy Shiels Tully - Freelance Writers - Journalists - Boston MA

Kathy Shiels Tully

Here’s why I write: to discover and share the extraordinary in the ordinary — people, places, things all around ushoping readers connect with it, learn something new, or laugh.

Throughout my 20+ year career in marketing, corporate training, and leadership development, I pursued two, deeply personal dreams: becoming a writer and finding my Mr. Right. After meeting my Mr. Right (well, my mother did, but that’s another story), I proposed to him for Leap Day 1996 with an Op-ed in The Boston Herald. Best byline ever! Author and advice columnist, E. Jean Carroll, dubbed me "an expert on proposing to men".
Eventually, I made the leap and began writing full-time. As a Boston Globe Correspondent for 10+ years, I covered people, trends, parenting, human interest, business, food, travel, lifestyle, plus written personal essays, restaurant reviews, and weekly events calendar.

My stories have also appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, The Boston Globe magazine, FamilyFun, The New York Times, The Writer, many New England regional magazines, and more. A fan of the Erma Bombeck Writing Workshop I was a 2016 panelist on Magazine Writing, won the 2020 Global Essay Writing Competition (human interest) and moderated a new workshop session, "Erma Made Me Do It!", for the April 2024 workshop.

I live north of Boston with my best byline and our family.

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