A former actress who appeared Off-Broadway and on the daytime drama Guiding Light, Katherine Mayfield is the author of the recovery guide Bullied: Why You Feel Bad Inside and What to Do About It
; an award-winning memoir on recovery from childhood emotional abuse, The Box of Daughter
; several Kindle books on recovery from dysfunctional family dynamics; and two books on the acting business: Smart Actors, Foolish Choices and Acting A to Z
, both published by Back Stage Books.
Hailed as "a definitive guide to bullying" by Kathleen Shannon of NBC-TV's "207," Bullied is a guide to emotional intelligence for teens and adults who have been bullied or emotionally abused, and offers information on managing feelings, releasing difficult emotions, and raising self-esteem.
"Compelling...gripping...a triumph of the human spirit."
from a review of The Box of Daughter in the Nashua Telegraph
The Box of Daughter, Ms. Mayfield's debut memoir, won the 2012 New England Book Festival and Reader's Favorite Book Awards, and was nominated as a Finalist in the 2013 Maine Literary 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 has presented workshops on recovery from bullying and emotional abuse at schools and libraries, and teaches workshops on Overcoming Writers' Block and other writing topics in Maine and New Hampshire. She appeared on the Book Marketing panel at the 2013 New England Book Festival in Boston, MA, and appears regularly on panels at the Portsmouth Athenĉum'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. She blogs on dysfunctional families on her website, www.TheBoxofDaughter.com.
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Publication credits include Dance Teacher Now magazine, Dance Spirit magazine, The Significato Journal online, Sasee Magazine, The Womens Times, The Greenfield Recorder, Fiftyshift.com, Women.com, WomensMemoirs.com, and Tiny Buddha.com.
Ms. Mayfield is also a developmental editor, and works with authors to develop books from their blogs.