Kathleen Hackett Kathleen Hackett is a freelance writer with bylines in Veranda, Beautiful Home, Better Homes & Gardens, and more. She has ghostwritten over 25 different books on food and interior design, including Dolly's Dixie Fixin's by Dolly Parton. She also has written three of her own books, including Brooklyn Interiors, Home from the Hardware Store, and The Salvage Sisters. Kathleen's home in Brooklyn has been featured in New York Social Diary. About Better Homes & Gardens Better Homes & Gardens, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is the only iconic home brand with a 100+ year history of providing trustworthy and achievable ideas for all doers and home-enthusiasts. We are the go-to resource for fresh takes on home, food, and gardening—inspiring people to bring their dreams to life at home on special occasions and every day. BHG reaches 45 million readers each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process.