“Garden writing was the horse that came in. In a class titled ‘Magazine Writing that Sells,’ I queried magazines about Politics, Parenting, Travel, Home Décor, and Gardening. Sunset Magazine bit on my gardening article.
“Some advice to new writers: When your query gets rejected, don’t go down; go up. I’d been rejected by a local newspaper before I submitted the idea to Sunset.”
Mary-Kate has written for Sunset, Fine Gardening, Horticulture, and Pacific Horticulture magazines. She authored the fern section for The Sunset Western Garden Book and she writes the monthly column, “Rooting For You” for Hartley Botanic. Find her at MaryKateMackey.com.