Do your marketing materials need a kick in the pants?

From feature articles to websites freebies to press releases, I specialize in researching and writing the web and print materials that will showcase your travel destinations, businesses, services and products. I would love to help you craft the words you need to reach your clients and prospects. 

Contact me at (206) 295-5609 or at


Steve Slaunwhite, author of The Everything Guide to Copy: “I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing Mary Kay’s work. It’s clear she understands the best practices of writing clear, persuasive copy and she’s an excellent writer. I highly recommend her.”  

Kali Browne, Book Designer & Editor: “This is the third time I’ve worked with Mary Kay, and each time has been an excellent collaboration. She is clear on what she wants, but also listens to suggestions that may improve the project.”

Mary Winston Nicklin, Web Editor of France Today: “Mary Kay is a delight to work with. I appreciate her creativity and professionalism. Her photos beautifully complement the fabulous stories she’s written for France Today’s website.”

Reviews of The Beginner’s Guide to the French Riviera

Liza Ketchum:  The Beginner’s Guide is written in a friendly, open style that makes you feel you are talking with a trusted companion. There are subtly lyrical moments of writing in this practical guide, and a bright sense of humor that makes it a joy to read. Gorgeous photography makes you feel you are already on the French Riviera, and clear information and advice makes you feel ready to pack your bags and go. 

Lesley Thomas:  A winning combination of practicality and beauty – the practical side being the numerous, well-researched tips, and the beauty of it the gorgeous photos all throughout. It is well-written and answers every question one could think of as a beginner. If I were to “start packing” (and the author is quite encouraging), I’d throw this little guide in my bag.

Review of The Beginner’s Guide to the Olympic Peninsula 

G. Gilbert:  Once again Mary Kay in her down to earth humorous style of writing leads you on a tour of that mossy and wet “lost in time” area known as the Olympic Peninsula. Whether you just moved here or have lived here all your life, you’ll gain a new appreciation for this magical place. 

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“It ain’t whatcha write, it’s the way atcha write it.”
—Jack Kerouac