An irreverent storyteller with a foul mouth and big heart, Kathryn Mayer (also known by Kathy and Kate), is a writer, humorist, and activist writing out loud with humor and grace about the little moments of life with big ripples, including parenting, social issues, midlife, and, sigh, gun violence prevention.
Sometimes a big deal, sometimes not
Mayer is national award-winning columnist, according to the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, receiving 2nd place in 2018 for humor writing. Her essays won Voice of the Year from
SheKnows/BlogHer, and was named Best Personal Blog by Connecticut Press Club 2017, and runner-up in 2018. Mayer is a kick-ass copywriter, essayist, and humorist; a forever advocate for Newtown, and an alumni of NYC Listen To Your Mother Show.
More often her essays appear in in-boxes and fridges sticky with smiles and swears, forwarded by friends of her mom to strangers and family, with the accompanying note: “OMG, did you read this?”
A potty-mouth storyteller writing out loud with humor and angst, she’s a recent, reluctant inductee into AARP, mom of four almost grown and flown kids, and an aspiring writer with rejections to prove it.
MAYER SELLS OUT VILLA
She was also a pretty big deal once, selling out the Villa Pizza restaurant in Sandy Hook, CT, as guest speaker at the Working Women’s Forum. Twice. Maybe three times. So there.
She seldom writes in the third person, and this is making her very uncomfortable, like a close talker, or an excessive hugger. She is also never referred to by last name, so that’s weird, but then again, she has significant name issues.
Mayer shares life as she lives it in Newtown, Connecticut. Since the Sandy Hook shootings, she writes and speaks often about and for Newtown, sharing stories to connect people to create kinder, safer communities.
Thanks for checking her out.