Hello and thanks for stopping by today. I’m a freelance writer/photographer/humor columnist living on a remote cattle ranch in northern Arizona. 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, and now we live in Arizona. The closest town is Prescott, a 2 1/2 hour drive down mostly dirt roads. It’s much like the Wild West out here, except with running water (if the windmill keeps pumping), electricity (please don’t let the generator die), and a washing machine (with solar-powered line dryer, of course).
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 2 1/2 hours from the nearest 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!