About Kate McDermott’s Newsletter

WHO: I am a semi-retired homemaker, former PR professional, lifelong musician and late blooming writer who seems to have a better track record with dogs and kids than wuzbands. I have written three best selling and critically acclaimed cookbooks with personal narrative essays including Art of the Pie: A Practical Guide to Crusts, Fillings and Life (2016) which received a James Beard Nomination. I teach baking workshops in person and virtually, and coach and mentor writers, teachers, and Substack newbies.

WHAT: I write of thoughts on my walks with my beloved German Shepherd Gretapie (GP for short), rides on my bike Arrow, my garden and apple orchard, books I’m reading, music I’m listening to, recipes to cook and bake, and thoughts about aging gracefully.

WHEN: I post once a week…sometimes more.

WHERE: As a subscriber, my newsletter posts will pop right into your email Inbox and you will also find a full archive of past newsletters online.

WHY: As an elder-crone-wise woman, or whatever you want to call one who has stopped caring about wrinkles and silver hair, I feel it is important to pass on as much information as I can about what I have learned.

Join me on the journey because the hokey-pokey is what’s it’s all about.


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Me at three in a clown suit.

Kate McDermott’s Newletter was selected for the first Substack Grow Program in 2021, and the inaugural Substack Go Intensive in 2022.


Kate McDermott 
Kate McDermott is an author, teacher and speaker. She tends hearth & home, walks, bikes, gardens, and writes about life in the Pacific Northwest. She also makes pie.