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.