A former actress who appeared Off-Broadway and on the daytime drama Guiding Light, Katherine Mayfield is the award-winning author of Bullied: Why You Feel Bad Inside and What to Do About It
; a memoir, 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 New England Book Festival and Reader's Favorite Book Awards, and 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 Warren Adler Short Story Contest.
Ms. Mayfield appeared on a book marketing panel at the New England Book Festival in Boston, MA, and appears regularly at the 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.
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 teaches memoir writing on the East Coast and online. She is also an editorial consultant and formats books for Kindle and print.
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