A former actress who appeared Off-Broadway and on the daytime drama Guiding Light, Katherine Mayfield is the award-winning author of a memoir on recovery from childhood emotional abuse, The Box of Daughter; a guide to recovery from bullying, Bullied: Why You Feel Bad Inside and What to Do About It,
several books on recovering from dysfunctional family dynamics; and two books on the acting business.
"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 awards in the 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 Warren Adler Short Story Contest.
Stand Your Ground: How to Cope with a Dysfunctional Family and Recover from Trauma, her most recent book, reveals how deeply dysfunctional family dynamics can affect you, offers advice on the best ways to deal with difficult relatives, family bullying, and workplace bullying, and provides a simple four-step plan for recovering from the trauma of growing up in a dysfunctional family and rebuilding your self-esteem.
Stand Your Ground can also help you understand why you've made choices in your life that don't match up with who you are inside.
Ms. Mayfield teaches writing workshops, and has presented workshops on recovery from bullying and emotional abuse at schools and libraries, and teaches writing workshops on the East Coast and online. She blogs on dysfunctional families on her website, www.TheBoxofDaughter.com.
Schedule Ms. Mayfield for a workshop or event. If you'd like to add your name to the author's mailing list, send an email request.
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, WomensMemoirs.com, and Tiny Buddha.com.
Ms. Mayfield is also a writing teacher, 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 pianist.