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September 18, 2013

Arts in the Valley, September 2014, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

by arthouseflower

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Arts in the Valley host Kim McMillon interviews Mrs. P performed by actor Kathy Kinney. Enjoy this full hour of wonderful storytelling. If you would like to learn more about Mrs. P, and her latest venture, the “Be a Famous Writer” National Writing Contest for Kids, visit her website

To listen stories by Mrs. P, click onto the link: was created with the goal of giving kids the wonderful experience of having a trusted, skilled storyteller read them classics of literature. Rather than simply presenting an audiobook, Mrs. P recreates the look and feel of “story time,” a magical ritual many kids might not otherwise get to enjoy.

Mrs. P reads classic children’s stories that have proven their value through the test of time. The authors whose work is presented on are the finest writers who ever lived. To complement the storytelling experience, Mrs. P commissions both new and established artists to create original artwork for each story. The heart and soul of our content on will always be a gifted storyteller reading great stories enhanced with a few simple illustrations. Mrs. P prefers not to compete with big-budget Hollywood movies, elaborate video games and virtual worlds; she would like to help kids learn to use their imaginations. That is why she created the Be-a-Famous Writer Contest, which is now celebrating it’s 5th year!

Kathy Kinney, co-president and; co-creator of Mrs. P, was born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin and achieved international fame playing Mimi Bobeck on “The Drew Carey Show” for nine years. (Kathy is the only member of the Mrs. P team who has had a doll manufactured in her image.) Before and after playing Mimi, Kathy has guest starred on television shows too numerous to mention. She has also appeared in many films including “This Boy’s Life” and “Stanley and Iris”. She is also co-author, along with her friend Cindy Ratzlaff, of the book, “Queen of Your Own Life – The Grownup Woman’s Guide To Claiming Happiness And Getting The Life You Deserve.”

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