A Writing Life
A little girl who created neighborhood newspapers at an orange crate ‘desk’ in her grandmother’s attic grew up to be a writer with numerous published books, chapters in books, reflective essays and other articles to her credit. “It never occurred to me that everyone did not process life this way,” she says, smiling.
Kay studied Creative Writing at the University of Kentucky under author and poet Robert Hazel, and counts among her most precious opportunities attending writing workshops with Madeleine L’Engle. Literary and spiritual muses include fellow Kentuckian and long time family friend Wendell Berry, Madeleine L’Engle, Parker Palmer, Margaret Wheatley, Frank Deford.
For many years, Kay served as Communications Officer for the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington, editor and columnist for the monthly award-winning newspaper THE ADVOCATE.
“I write so I know what I think,” Kay says.
- Big Lessons from Little Places: faith and the future church
Morehouse, NY, 2015
- Becoming the Transformative Church: beyond sacred cows, fantasies and fears
Morehouse, NY, 2013
- Single in the Church: new ways to minister with 52% of God’s People
- Football’s Gentle Giant: the Blanton Collier Story
LifeForce Press, Lexington, KY; 1985
- They’re Rarely Too Young and Never Too Old to ‘Twinkle’
Shar, Michigan; 1980
- “Holy Conversations”, pg. 148-151;
Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace,
Ed. Sharon Ely Pearson, Morehouse Publishing, 2015
- “Psychological Opportunities and Issues in Structural Change”‘ pg. 153-162;
What We Shall Become: The Future and Structure of the Episcopal Church,
Ed. Winnie Varghese, church Publising Company, 2013