Nancy Davis Kho is a writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Adirondack Life, The Rumpus, The Toast, and numerous anthologies including Listen To Your Mother: What She Said Then, What We’re Saying Now (Putnam.) She’s been recognized as a Voice of the Year in the Humor Category by BlogHer and was the inaugural champion of Oakland’s Literary Death Match. Her book THE THANK-YOU PROJECT: Cultivating Happiness One Letter of Gratitude at a Time was published by Running Press in December 2019.
Nancy writes about “the years between being hip and breaking one” at MidlifeMixtape.com, and her Midlife Mixtape Podcast (available on all major podcast platforms) celebrates Gen Xers at midlife with humor, heart, and a really good beat. In August 2019, the Wall Street Journal named the Midlife Mixtape Podcast to its list of “8 Podcasts for Anyone Nervously Facing Retirement.” Nancy is from upstate New York and now lives with her husband and two daughters in Oakland, California.
Nancy is a sought-after presenter and emcee at conferences and reading series. Past engagements include National Charity League, Mom2.0 Summit, Watermark Conference for Women, and Literary Death Match (as judge and participant.) She combines an engaging, funny delivery with deep knowledge of subject matter, and an ability to shape her talks to support your organization’s goals.
Want Nancy to speak at your conference, event, workplace seminar, or bookstore in 2020 and beyond? Her topics include:
- The deceptively simple gratitude letter and its outsize power to create more resilience, happiness, and connection – in the workplace, community, and the world
- The lost art of thank-you note writing – perfect for high school/college audiences.
- Persevering through setbacks in the creative process – designed for writers and creatives of all stripes
- The Thank-You Project Workshop – let Nancy help you organize and brainstorm how you’ll put gratitude letters into practice