Kay B. Day has worked as a self-employed writer for decades. She began her writing career working on the top state outdoor magazine in the nation, and then went on to serve as communications director for the SC Forestry Association.

Day’s freelance clients included but are not limited to the SC Natural Resources Dept. (Nongame and Endangered Species), the SC Pharmacy Association, criminal justice organizations, and small businesses.

Her articles have appeared in daily newspapers, national and regional magazines, and on websites. Publications include the Pulitzer Prize winning newspaper The Christian Science Monitor (print and online), United Press International, Coastal Homes, Sky News, and many others.

Day was a longtime columnist and features writer for the (print) magazine The Writer, the nation’s oldest trade publication for writers.

Two traditionally published books, Killing Earl (memoir) and A Poetry Break are stand-alone works. Both books won awards; A Poetry Break was one of four books nominated by the Southeastern Booksellers Association as poetry book of the year.

Essays and articles by Day were anthologized in works such as The Writer’s Handbook and Faces of Freedom. Her poetry is included in collections like Letters to the World, Poems to Lift You Up and Make You Smile, and Links. Her poetry and nonfiction are also included in textbooks.

Day’s poems have appeared in lit journals online and in print. Among the publications featuring her work are the Florida Council of Teachers of English magazine, Foliate Oak, Pif, ByLine, Fairfield Review, and various educational publishers. Day has read her poems on TV, at many live events, and on public radio.

Day was invited to organize a reading at the US Library of Congress in Washington, DC, and she presented her work as one of three poets reading for “Florida Poets Arrive.”

Day also served as senior media analyst for the Congressional Medal of Honor Society Convention held in Charleston, SC, and she was invited to compose a special poem in honor of that event and those honored. Day produced this work gratis.

Day is an accepted member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and of the Authors Guild. She speaks to groups by invitation, and she does radio appearances about media, the news business, and writing.

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