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About Kay Marner

I’m a freelance writer and editor. I specialize in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), its common comorbid conditions, and special needs parenting, but am interested in expanding my experience-base to other topics. I write and edit non-fiction and fiction for adults and children, and am a fledgling public speaker. Below is an overview of my experience.     


  • Co-editor, Easy to Love but Hard to Parent: Real Parents, Challenging Kids, True Stories, DRT Press, February 2012; a book about the experience of parenting  kids with ADHD and other mental health conditions; foreword by Edward Hallowell, MD
  • Author, Dog Tales: The Adventures of Smyles; Ames Public Library, 2006


Regular contributor to:

  • ADDitude magazine, the top national publication about ADHD and learning disabilities



  • Readings, book signings around Easy to Love but Hard to Raise
  • Conference break-out sessions, poster sessions, webinars (23rd Anual CHADD International Conference 2011, Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health 2011)
  • Author visits to schools, daycare centers, libraries around Dog Tales: The Adventures of Smyles

Please contact me to request my complete resume.