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Kathy Cano-Murillo  

Author, Artist & Founder of the award-winning site, CraftyChica.com

Kathy Cano-Murillo is an author, artist and founder of the award-winning site, CraftyChica.com. She is a social media powerhouse and is known for spreading the gospel of glitter - literally through her art and craft, and metaphorically via her presentations and books!

In 2001, Kathy launched CraftyChica.com, a wildly popular web site to inspire women to brighten their lives with clever lifestyle ideas. The site began as an online diary about juggling family, a full-time job as a newspaper reporter and a craft designer by night. Now in it’s 13th year, CraftyChica.com has evolved into a well-rounded lifestyle site that is anchored in DIY and crafts, but also embraces books, shopping, fashion, business, movies, food, travel, beauty, tech, family life and more.

She has been a brand ambassador for companies such as WordPress, Disney, Lowe's Home Improvement Stores, Big Lots, CoffeeMate, iLoveToCreate, and many others. Her Crafty Chica product line is carried in Michaels stores every fall season, and she is a former craft columnist for The Arizona Republic and Gannett News Service. She has authored nine books, two of them novels. She has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, HGTV, DIY Network, Lifetime TV and more. Known for her "Mexi-boho" style, her hand painted creations have been carried in more than 300 shops across the country including Bloomingdales and Target.

She is a third-generation Mexican-American, a native Phoenician, mom of two. wife and has five Chihuahuas!

Speech Topics

Publishing, Content Creation, Writing

How to get going on that book you know you are destined to write. Practical, specific steps to get there.

Live Storytelling

Personal essays brought to life!

How to Shine Online

How to market yourself, your work, and your brand and get paid for it!

Creativity, Self-Empowerment, Fulfilling a Dream

How to pinpoint your end goal, create an action plan with a roadmap/timeline, and stay motivated to get there.

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