Mary-Kate Mackey is a teacher, speaker, and writer.

After fourteen years of honing her signature teaching tools and techniques at the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication, she now leads popular writing workshops at conferences across the United States.

An award-winning writer, she co-authored Sunset’s Secret Gardens and contributed to Gardening in the Northwest and the Sunset Western Garden Book. Her byline has appeared in numerous national publications including Fine Gardening, Horticulture, and Sunset.

Her latest book, Write Better Right Now: The Reluctant Writer’s Guide to Confident Communication and Self-Assured Style, was released December, 2016.