A former actress who appeared Off-Broadway and on the daytime drama Guiding Light, Katherine Mayfield is the award-winning author of The Box of Daughter: Healing the Authentic Self
; two books on the acting business: Smart Actors, Foolish Choices and Acting A to Z
, both published by Back Stage Books; and Dysfunctional Families: The Truth Behind the Happy Family Facade
The Box of Daughter, Ms. Mayfield's debut memoir, won the 2012 New England Book Festival and Reader's Favorite Book Awards.
The Box of Daughter is based on the title poem in her book of poems, The Box of Daughter and Other Poems. Her short story, The Last Visit which is based on the last time she visited her father in hospice care, won the Honorable Mention award in the 2011 Warren Adler Short Story Contest.
Ms. Mayfield appeared on a book marketing panel at the 2013 New England Book Festival in Boston, MA, and a memoir panel at the 2013 Portsmouth Athenæum's Wednesday Writers' Series in Portsmouth, NH. She has presented workshops at Maine Authors Publishing in Rockland, ME, the Mindshift Institute in Northampton, MA, Green River Yoga in Greenfield, MA, The National Spiritual Alliance in Lake Pleasant, MA, and the Sober in the Sun Festival in Spencer, MA.
Schedule Ms. Mayfield for a workshop or event. Presentation subjects include Living Authentically and Recovery from Emotional Abuse and Bullying.
Publication credits include Dance Teacher Now magazine, Dance Spirit magazine, The Significato Journal online, Sasee magazine, The Women’s Times, the Greenfield Recorder, Fiftyshift.com, Women.com, and WomensMemoirs.com.
Ms. Mayfield is also a ghostwriter and editorial consultant, and works with authors to develop books from their blogs.
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