I’ve provided articles, copy and content to places like The Christian Science Monitor, The Writer, Coastal Homes, The Florida Times Union, United Press International, Sky News, Human Events and many others. I also freelanced a regular column for The Writer at the magazine Web site (“Web Savvy”). I one-up articles at many different places.
I’ve written one nonfiction book, Killing Earl. It’s a memoir about a mystery illness our younger daughter experienced. I’ve contributed to anthologies featuring poetry and nonfiction.
I edited an award-winning pharmacy magazine as a freelancer for more than 10 years, worked on a contract basis for a natural resources agency on projects related to the Bald Eagle, the Peregrine Falcon and special natural areas, and I've provided content to criminal justice organizations as well as small businesses. I also served as writer-in-residence working on a community information project for a major teaching hospital.
My poetry is published in journals like the magazine published by Florida Council of Teachers of English and on Web sites and in magazines like Foliate Oak, Pif, ByLine and Fairfield Review. It’s included in anthologies like Letters to the World and in text materials created by an educational publisher. I’ve done poems on TV and on public radio. An exciting moment for me was reading at the U.S. Library of Congress for Florida Poets Arrive. My collection A Poetry Break won several awards and it was selected by a bookseller’s organization as a nominee for poetry book of the year.
I was honored to serve as senior media analyst for The Congressional Medal of Honor Society Convention held in Charleston, SC, in 2010.
Though The US Report is only a year old, our content is picked up by major media via our agreement with Newstex.
If you really want to know more, or if you need a writer or speaker for your group, email me by using the form on this website [link at the top of the page].
I get mountains of email from readers, and I really do try to answer them all. Sometimes I fail, so don’t take it personally. I always answer emails from editors and potential clients. I am a capitalist.
If you’re an aspiring writer, your best resource is the magazine The Writer. I’ve already disclosed I’m published there and I do the column online. But I read that magazine long before I was polished enough to do either. It’s the very best writing resource you’ll find in my opinion. It's also the oldest continually published trade magazine for writers in the US.
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*One of a number of contributors to Faces of Freedom, The Writer’s Handbook 2005, The New Writer’s Handbook, vol. 2 (2007) and Letters to the World. Sole author of 'A Poetry Break' and 'Killing Earl'. All are traditionally published. All are available at online booksellers and can be found in a number of bookstores. Barnes and Noble has been fairly kind about carrying my books.
You may contact me by using the form on this website or by sending a message to kaybday (at) gmail.com.
I was honored to learn I won 2nd place in the FreedomWorks 'Defend the Entrepreneur' essay contest. My essay, "From pecans to politics," is featured on the FW website. Thanks to that organization and to leaders like Dick Armey for giving small business a voice.