“…The stories Jolyn writes are like a breath of fresh air…She is a hilarious and witty wordsmith who enriches and charms us all…”

– Mary Williams Hyde, professional photographer and graphic designer

“Jolyn is a diversely talented writer, exploring cowboy lore, ranch life, and modern agricultural issues with equal skill. Her musings on life as a cowboy’s wife offer a unique brand of witty pragmatism and warm, relatable humor…”

-Becky Lisle, freelance writer and author

Education and Experience:

*Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Business from California State University, Chico, 2008

*Staff Writer for Nevada Rancher magazine, 2012-2017

*Freelance blogger at, 2015-present

*Personal blogger at, 2012-present

*Freelance writer, 2010-present

*Calendar designer and writer for small partnership, 2014-present

*Panelist at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, 2014

Nevada Press Association Annual Awards:

Explanatory Journalism, 3rd Place 2014

Entertainment Writing, 2nd and 3rd Place 2011-2013

Best Non-Staff Story, 3rd Place 2011

My work has appeared in American Cowboy, Western Horseman, RANGE, Working Ranch, Nevada Rancher, Elko Daily Free Press and other publications.