About Me

Mary Potter Kenyon graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a BA in Psychology and is a reporter for the Manchester Press newspaper. She is widely published in magazines, newspapers, and anthologies. Her essay on the connection between grief and creativity was published in the January/February 2013 issue of “Poets & Writers” magazine and she has several devotions included in the NIV Hope in the Mourning Bible released by Zondervan in 2013. Mary conducts writing workshops for libraries, community colleges, and at the River Lights bookstore in Dubuque. Mary’s public speaking repertoire includes the topics of writing, utilizing your talents in your everyday life, and finding hope and healing in grief. Coupon Crazy: The Science, the Savings, and the Stories Behind America’s Extreme Obsession was published by Familius in 2013. Chemo-Therapist: How Cancer Cured a Marriage was released in April 2014. Refined By Fire: A Journey of Grief and Grace debuted in October 2014. Mary & Me: A Lasting Link Through Ink, co-written with Mary Jedlicka Humston, was released in Sept. 2015. Mary is currently working on a grief journal to be released in the fall of 2017. Mary lives in Manchester, Iowa, with two of her eight children.

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  1. Hello. I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed reading your essay entitled, Why We Write, in Poets & Writers Magazine. I thought that it must be simultaneously painful and therapeutic to share such difficult experiences, such as the loss of loved-ones. Life and death are part of our existence, and our experiences contribute to our creativity as writers. I was also enlightened to the idea that our loved ones, even when they pass on, give us inspiration to do good things, like write. This was the first time I have heard of you or read anything by you. I will read this site to learn more. Thank you. ~Joe Navarro

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