Hello and thanks for stopping by today. I’m a freelance writer/photographer/humor columnist living on a remote cattle ranch in eastern Oregon. My column, Desolate Ranch Wife, appears regularly in regional publications. I also write both long and short pieces about the ranching industry, general human interest, and humor.
I have 8 years of experience in the media industry, plus a couple more decades if you count the porcupine cartoons I drew as a kid. I worked as a staff writer for the Nevada Rancher magazine for 5 years and most recently have focused on freelancing. My work has appeared in Country Woman, American Cowboy, Western Horseman, RANGE, and other publications.
My husband, Jim, is a cowboy, so our family lives on a cattle ranch. We spent the first few years of our marriage in Nevada, took a detour into Arizona, and now we live in Oregon. The closest town with a stoplight is Burns, a nearly two-hour drive down partly dirt roads. Mail is delivered three days a week, and our kindergartener will ride the bus 42 miles each way to the nearest school. We’re pretty remote, but so are all our neighbors, so at least we have company.
Here, you can listen to a podcast I did with the hosts of Horses In The Morning. If you have fifteen minutes and care to listen, you’ll hear me tell the hosts all about living far from town. They were very interested in how I obtained ice cream. Short answer: I usually don’t.
Click here to listen to the podcast. My interview starts at minute 30.
Thanks again for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!