About the Author

Katherine Billings Palmer is a writer/poet/blogger & author of, “I Wanted to Grow Old With You,” sold on Amazon.

AKA The Writing Widow – read the blog: thewritingwidow.com

Owner of Palmerworks Web and Print Design (17 years)
Technical writer/editor at SAE International (23 years)

Writing Awards
Shortlist, Short Memoir Contest Fish Publishing International Writing Contest, 2013
Second Place, Journalistic Essay Division University of Michigan Writing Awards, 1995
First Place, Critical Essay Division University of Michigan Writing Awards, 1994
Finalist, Essay Contest Liberal Arts Network for Development Writing Contest, 1993-94
Honorable Mention Francis G. Barrett Memorial Creative Writing Award, 1993

Educational Achievements
Bachelor of Arts Degree With High Distinction
, University of Michigan; Major: English,1995
Associates Degree in Liberal Arts (Summa Cum Laude) Henry Ford Community College, 1993
Advanced IBM computer skills certificate (360 hours) Cambridge Adult Education Center, 1989

Scholastic Awards
University of Michigan Honors Scholar  English Department Award, 1995
University of Michigan Honors  James B. Angell Scholar Undergraduate Excellence Award, 1995 and 1996
University of Michigan-Dearborn Transfer Scholarship, 1993
Phi Theta Kappa Society Inducted into Honor Society, Alpha Xi Mu Chapter

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