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 Poet & Writers magazine. Her book, Coupon Crazy: The Science, The Savings, and the Stories Behind America's Extreme Obsession, will be released by Familius Publishing in August 2013. 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, The River Lights bookstore in Dubuque, Iowa and Shake Rag alley in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Mary lives in Manchester, Iowa with three of her eight children and is currently working on an inspirational non-fiction book about grief.