I’m Lauren Mackay, a Calgary-based freelance writer and Secret Garden Creative is my business.

I began my career in publishing over two decades ago and though I’ve had a few significant detours (archaeology, motherhood) I keep choosing to write because it is the only thing, other than nature, that has the capacity to spark my creative spirit almost all of the time.

My experience as a writer and editor, community organizer, gardener (permaculture perspective) and archaeologist make me uniquely qualified to create content that is both current and engaging for a wide variety of clients. I like my work the way I like my food, real and fresh.

Over the past several years, my work has shifted to focus on the exchange of ideas around nature connection, intentional living, compassion, personal responsibility, simplicity and minimalism. I believe relationships are what give life form and texture and want to continue to explore how our connections with each other and our planet are growing and changing.

If you are seeking a writer for hire, send me a note, I’d love to discuss your project.