Mary Potter Kenyon has been writing ever since she was a little girl with an Indian Chief tablet.  She is widely published in newspapers, magazines and anthologies, including five Chicken Soup books. Her essay "A Mother's Masterpiece," was featured in the January/February issue of Poets & Writers magazine. Her book, Coupon Crazy: The Science, The Savings, and the Stories Behind America's Extreme Obsession, was published by Familius Publishing in August 2013. Chemo-Therapist: How Cancer Cured a Marriage will be released in April 2014 and Refined By Fire: A Journey of Grief and Grace (with a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Cecil Murphey) will be released in the fall of 2014. Mary writes a weekly couponing column for the Dubuque Telegraph Herald newspaper and conducts couponing workshops for area community colleges, libraries, and women's groups. She teaches Beginning Writing for Publication classes for community colleges and the River Lights bookstore in Dubuque, Iowa. Mary is the Director of the Winthrop Public Library and lives in Manchester, Iowa with three of her eight children.