An irreverent storyteller with a foul mouth and big heart, Kathryn Mayer (aka Kathy and/or Kate) is a writer, humorist, and (former) activist writing out loud with humor and grace about little life moments with big ripples, including the space between parenting and aging parents, social issues, angsty reflections of midlife, and, sigh, gun humpers. Still.
Sometimes a big deal, sometimes not
Mayer is a 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 awards. Mayer is a kick-ass marketing 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 thinker writing out loud with humor and angst, she’s a recent, reluctant inductee into AARP, proud mom of four grown-ass adults, 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 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.