WebBabyShower Contributing Writer

Ann Butenas

An internationally recognized author and writer, Ann began her professional writing career at age 12 and began speaking while in college. She has energized audiences with her insightful, engaging and inspiring message about her late grandmother that debuted at Prairiesta 2011 in Russell, Kansas, before 1000 people, which included the former US Senators Bob Dole, Elizabeth Dole, Arlen Specter, and other notables.

Experience

  • Ann has been published thousands of times over the past three decades in all media forms (including hundreds of cover stories for publications from New York to California, interviewing writers, authors, speakers, professional athletes, Olympic athletes, actors, singers, news anchors, politicians, and other high-profile individuals)
  • Has written more than 11,000 online dating profiles for Match.com
  • Was former editor and publisher of KC Metro Woman Magazine
  • Has ghost-written numerous books and has also hosted three talk radio shows in the Kansas City area.
  • She is currently a Senior Writer for Healthy Kansas City Magazine and Kansas City Homes & Style and is a regular contributor for HERLIFE Magazine, The Evolution Magazine, and Tee Times Golf Guide. Additionally, she is a contract writer for the Midwest Section PGA.
  • One of the personal books on which Ann has been working is Potty Training the Parents; Bridging the Gap Between Hanging on and Letting Go, an insider’s look at what it is like to send three sons off to college simultaneously.
  • Her most treasured piece of work is based on the inspiring life of her late grandmother, Kora Hollinger, who passed away one month shy of her 108th birthday in 2013. Ann shares her grandmother’s wit, wisdom, and inspiration in the book, Koraspondence: Living Life to the Letter.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Mass Communications – Baker University, Baldwin City, Kansas
  • Master of Science in Business Management – Baker University, Overland Park, Kansas
  • Post-Bachelor Paralegal Certificate – Southeastern Paralegal Institute, Dallas, Texas

She began writing for WebBabyShower in December of 2020.

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