Mary Potter Kenyon



Mary Potter Kenyon graduated from University of NorthernIowa with a BA in Psychology and is the Director of the Winthrop Public Library. 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.

Mary writes a weekly couponing column for the Dubuque Telegraph Herald newspaper and conducts writing workshops for libraries, community colleges, and bookstores. Mary’s does presentations and public speaking on 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 was released in October. Mary lives in Manchester, Iowa, with three of her eight children.