A former actress who appeared Off-Broadway and on the daytime drama Guiding Light, Katherine Mayfield has been writing for more than twenty years about dysfunctional families, self-esteem recovery, and the importance of emotional intelligence.
She's the author of a guide to recovery from family bullying,Stand Your Ground: How to Cope with a Dysfunctional Family
and Recover from Trauma
, and an award-winning memoir,
The Box of Daughter
, among other books.
Her latest, The Meandering Muse, is a compilation of humorous essays inspired by Dave Barry's books, running the gamut from subjects such as multitasking, schizophrenia, shopaholism, money, and the government to the woes of a homeowner forced to use bananas and daffodils to humanely remove wasps from her living room.
"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 New England Book Festival and Reader's Favorite Book Awards, and is based on the title poem in her book of poetry, The Box of Daughter and Other Poems. Her short story, The Last Visit, won the Honorable Mention award in the Warren Adler Short Story Contest.
Ms. Mayfield teaches writing workshops on the East Coast and online, and has presented workshops on recovery from bullying and emotional abuse at schools and libraries. She blogs on dysfunctional families on her website, www.TheBoxofDaughter.com.
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Publication credits include The Women’s Times, The Greenfield Recorder, Dance Teacher Now magazine, Dance Spirit magazine, The Significato Journal online, Sasee Magazine, The Montague Reporter, Tiny Buddha.com, Fiftyshift.com, Women.com, and WomensMemoirs.com.
Ms. Mayfield is also a developmental editor and book formatter, and works with authors to develop books from their blogs.
Creativity is her favorite pastime. In her "other life," she's a professional pianist.