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Katherine Mayfield A former actress who appeared Off-Broadway and on the daytime drama Guiding Light, Katherine Mayfield is the award-winning author of Bullied: Why You Feel Bad Inside and What to Do About It; a memoir, The Box of Daughter: Healing the Authentic Self; two books on the acting business: Smart Actors, Foolish Choices and Acting A to Z, both published by Back Stage Books; and Dysfunctional Families: The Truth Behind the Happy Family Facade.

Ms. Mayfield appeared on NBC-TVís "207" to discuss the bullying epidemic in relation to her book, Bullied, and has also been a guest on the radio shows "Maine Calling," "The Matthew Brower Radio Show," and numerous other radio programs across the country. She's been chosen for inclusion in Marquis "Who's Who in America" in 2018.

The Box of Daughter, Ms. Mayfield's debut memoir, won the New England Book Festival and Reader's Favorite Book Awards, and was nominated as a Finalist in the Maine Literary Awards. The Box of Daughter is based on the title poem in her book of poems, The Box of Daughter and Other Poems. Her short story, The Last Visit, which is based on the last time she visited her father in hospice care, won the Honorable Mention award in the 2011 Warren Adler Short Story Contest.

The Box of Daughter

Ms. Mayfield appeared on a book marketing panel at the 2013 New England Book Festival in Boston, MA, and appears regularly at the Portsmouth Athenśum's Wednesday Writers' Series in Portsmouth, NH. She has presented workshops at Maine Authors Publishing in Rockland, ME, the Mindshift Institute in Northampton, MA, Green River Yoga in Greenfield, MA, The National Spiritual Alliance in Lake Pleasant, MA, and the Sober in the Sun Festival in Spencer, MA.

Schedule Ms. Mayfield for a workshop or event. Presentation subjects include Living Authentically and Recovery from Emotional Abuse and Bullying.

Publication credits include Dance Teacher Now magazine, Dance Spirit magazine, The Significato Journal online, Sasee magazine, The Womenís Times, the Greenfield Recorder,,, and

Ms. Mayfield is also an editorial consultant.

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