Merlene Byars-Journalism  

Job Title: Artist/Publisher/Writer Name of Company: Merlene Hutto Byars-Klutzow 

University/Degree: Mindlands Technical School, Palmers College, Journalism Certificate, The University of South Carolina, Diploma in Journalism, International Correspondence Schools, Certified Accountant 

Affiliations: International Biographical Association, American Biographical Association, Arts and Communication for American Biographical Institute, and The Women’s Missionary Society Awards: 12 awards for her quilted art pieces, Cayce Ambassador Award, Foremost Women in Communication, International Book of Honor 

Newsworthy Publishing is proud to present Merlene H. Byars as one of our Top 101 Outstanding Professionals of 2017 in Journalism. Mrs. Byars is nothing short of a true American icon and living legend. Merlene not unlike many historical figures such as Francis Scott Key, has excelled in a multitude of fields. Her list of talents is simply staggering and we couldn’t possibly pay tribute to all of them. Most of all she is a writer. Her eloquent use of the English language is both heartfelt and inspiring. Her love for the Americans landscape and her admiration for famous Americans in history gives her readers a wonderful depiction and representation of their lives. Mrs. Byrars road to success was not an easy one. She came from a large family of 12 children and times were tough. She discovered at the age of 12 that she had a gift.

Writing was her passion and Merlene never let it go. She spent many years in the corporate world, inside of her was the burning of something much larger and perhaps much more exciting. She emerged from her 9 to 5 existence and shall we say transformed into a metamorphosis of paintings, writings, and fabric design, the list is endless. Her work has been featured in galleries across the nation. Merlene has been awarded on countless occasions, some of which are listed above. Her work is being recognized by governments and leading officials as one of America’s more important cultural artist. In many ways she has exhibited much more than talent, vision, and creativity. She demonstrated in her works an adventurous spirit in which we consider a powerful inspiration tool.

Newsworthy Publishing would like extend our highest honor and welcome her inclusion into our Top 101 Outstanding Professionals of 2017