Kay B. Day
freelance correspondent, author, speaker
I've been self employed as a writer for over 20 years. In addition to writing for Awards
magazines and newspapers, my work includes two books of poetry and a
nonfiction book detailing our daughter's experience with recurrent abdominal
pain. Her story fortunately has a happy ending.
I've contributed articles and poems to a number of other publications,
including manuals and educational tools for South Carolina's Endangered
I speak to trade, school, and civic groups about writing. One of the highlights of
2006 for me has been creating an oral history program for Shands
Jacksonville as part of the Arts in Medicine program there. Another exciting
venture is my new column at Family Security Matters, a venue that permits me
to express my views on world and national affairs for a wide audience.
Whether I'm interviewing a well-known writer or penning an essay about a
personal experience, I aim at a high standard of service for my editors. And
above all, I focus on process. That's what writing is all about.
My collection A Poetry Break was nominated for Book of the Year, Poetry, in 2005 by the
Southeastern Independent Booksellers Association. This collection also won top prize for
poetry in 2004 from Florida Writers Association. My nonfiction book Killing Earl won 2nd place
in Florida's National League of American Pen Women competition. Other awards include the
ByLine Literary Award for poetry and the Carrie Allen McCray Award for poetry. I've won a
number of awards, but the best recognition of all comes from the reader who writes to tell me
he or she is touched by my words.
I've had the pleasure of presenting talks and workshops to groups like the Florida Council of
Teachers of English, the Southeastern Writers Association, Girlfriends' Weekend and the
Southeastern Booksellers' Trade Show.
I've read my poetry to groups like Jacksonville's American Association of University Women
and the BookIsland Festival.
For more information
- American Society of Journalists and Authors
- Society of Professional Journalists
- Online News Association
- National League of American Pen Women
In-depth biography, publishing, and speaking information can be sent by email or regular
post. Contact me by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kay B. Day takes a
break with Frank
Gromling her publisher
during a writing seminar
at Borders Books.