About Kathy Mayer

Along with energy and enthusiasm, Kathy Mayer brings
education and experience to her writing.


  • Bachelor&#39s degree in journalism and political science from
    the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Midwest Writers Workshop, Chicago Writers Publishing,
    University of Iowa for poetry; Writing Down the
    Bones with Natalie Goldberg, and other workshops

Business writing awards

  • 2011, International Economic Development Council Award, Discover magazine
  • 2011, Silver ADDY Award, Purdue Alumnus magazine article
  • 2009, 1st Place, Mid-America Economic Development Awards for Discover magazine and Economic Trends
  • 2008, Silver Award, Yakima Advertising Federation, Central Washington
  • 2007, Mid-America Economic Development Council award,
    Discover magazine
  • 2004, Chamber Small Business of the Month award
  • Numerous ADDY awards, Lafayette
  • Several Women in Communications Inc., local and
    regional awards

Creative writing awards

  • 2008, Tippecanoe Co. Public Library, First Place, Poetry
  • 1999, Writers&#39 Center of Indianapolis, Anderson Center
    Residency for Poetry
  • Listed in A Directory of American Poets and Fiction Writers