Margot Leitman is the author of the best-selling book Long Story Short: The Only Storytelling Guide You’ll Ever Need, What’s Your Story? and a comedic memoir, Gawky: Tales of an Extra Long Awkward Phase. In 2019, she published a companion to Long Story Short called What’s Your Story? A Workbook for the Storyteller in All of Us. She has written for DreamWorks TV, the Hallmark Channel and the Pixl Network and was a West Coast story scout for This American Life. She is the founder of the storytelling program at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, a five-time winner of the Moth Story Slam and a winner of the Moth GrandSLAM, receiving the program’s first perfect 10. She travels all over the world teaching people to tell their stories.