I live in Fallon, Nevada with my husband and our three children. I write about the comical side of rearing children and the nuances of being married to a cowboy. My humor column, Real Life Rach Wife, appears monthly in the magazine Western Horseman.
Before fully succumbing to my inner drive to write jokes, I freelanced for various national and local publications. My work has been published in Country Woman, Western Horseman, Nevada Magazine, Working Ranch, and several cattle industry publications. I previously worked as a magazine staff writer for five years.
Inspiration for writing humor usually comes from the biggest disasters of daily life. Getting a flat tire is funny, but getting a flat tire on a steep hill with no spare or cell phone service is even funnier.
In an effort to find like minded insane people who think breakdowns are comical, I attended the Erma Bombeck Humor Writers’ Workshop in 2018. I was named HumorWriters.org’s Humor Writer of the Month and their website featured one of my essays.
I’m currently working on a memoir that tells my story of falling in love with a cowboy and committing myself to a future flush with adventures and low on cash. My story is one of grit, determination, and good old fashioned romance. I hope it will resonate with readers as a timeless love story filled with first date jitters, rebuilding a relationship that almost self destructs, and a few wisecracks about my long held title as my marriage’s Worst Gift Giver Ever.
Before I began working on a book manuscript, I spent over a decade writing news and feature stories about the ranching industry. Here are a few publications where my byline has appeared.