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, and her essays have been recognized as Voice of the Year from SheKnows/BlogHer, named Best Personal Blog by Connecticut Press Club, and achieved best spoken word in 2019. Mayer is a kick-ass copywriter, essayist, and humorist; a forever advocate for Newtown, storyteller at Read650, and once upon a time, given the mic at 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, proud mom of four grownass kids, and an aspiring writer with rejections to prove it.
MAYER SELLS OUT VILLA
She is also a pretty big deal, packing the house at Villa Pizza in Sandy Hook, CT, as guest speaker at the Working Women’s Forum. Multiple times. Why she has no idea.
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.