[Reading Time: 5 – 8 minutes]
Carl dreamed of wide open spaces…think Bonanza here…while Mary Lynn dreamed of gardens overflowing with flowers, elegance and thoroughbred horses…think Town and Country here. Accidental Cowgirl is the tale of their search for the perfect retirement spot and the unexpected place they ended up calling home. When they purchased Twin Creeks Ranch their dreams were quickly replaced by a reality of ornery irrigation systems, calluses, and wild turkeys. And that was just the first week!
If you’ve ever found yourself smack dab in the middle of a wacky adventure or even just wished for a wacky adventure, don’t miss the tale of this couple who went from city dwellers to cowhands with the signing of a deed. Will they survive? Will the cows? Would you?
Stop by The Muffin and leave a comment for a chance to win a signed copy of Mary Lynn Archibald’s book, Accidental Cowgirl: Six Cows, No Horse, and No Clue.
Meet the Author
Mary Lynn Archibald grew up on an apple and chicken farm in Soquel, California and went on to be a chorus girl, an herb grower, a teacher, a ballerina, a switch board operator, an interior designer and a model. She did not intend to add cattle farmer to that list. But there was a tiny town called Zenia, a husband longing for “vistas,” and a dream of elegant country living. And without warning she was plucked from comfy city living and plunked back on the farm.
When she isn’t mucking out stables, Mary Lynn is a copywriter, editor, and author. Her first book, Briarhopper, was written about a woman’s journey from the coal region of Kentucky to California from the early 1900’s to World War II. She has also written about interior design, gardening, real estate, business communications and (surprise!) farming and ranching. With her partner-in-crime Carl and dog Fizzbo, Mary Lynn now spends her days in the country trying to get the dirt out from under her fingernails.
Upcoming Tour Dates
July 19, 2010 Monday (Today!)
Mary Lynn will be chatting with WOW! Women On Writing at The Muffin. One lucky commenter will win a copy of her book!
July 20, 2010 Tuesday
5 Minutes for Books
Stop by 5 Minutes for Books to read a review of Mary Lynn’s memoir, Accidental Cowgirl.
July 22, 2010 Thursday
It’s time for a roundup at the OK Corral with Mary Lynn Archibald who just wrote a memoir about retiring to a cattle ranch after a lifetime of city living. Talk about culture shock! Don’t miss it and a chance to win her hysterical memoir Accidental Cowgirl.
July 27, 2010 Tuesday
Cathy C.’s Hall of Fame
Author Mary Lynn Archibald shares the key to the fountain of youth with readers today. Shhh…it’s a secret. But this isn’t a secret…you can win her latest book, Accidental Cowgirl!
July 29, 2010 Thursday
Learn how to spread the word about you and your book from Mary Lynn in “I Have to Talk? How to Have a Successful Author Appearance.” You can also enter to win a copy of her book!
July 30, 2010 Friday
Don’t miss another fabulous WordHustler interview with author Mary Lynn Archibald about her latest memoir and writing!
August 2, 2010 Monday
Mary Lynn has lots to say about country living in her interview about writing and her latest book Accidental Cowgirl.
August 4, 2010 Wednesday
Silver & Grace
Eliza will be sharing her laughs and review of Mary Lynn’s memoir, Accidental Cowgirl.
August 9, 2010 Monday
Mary Lynn Archibald, known as the Wine Country Writer, stops by with some writing advice on finding humor in your life and using it in your writing. You can also enter to win her latest book, the hysterical memoir, Accidental Cowgirl: Six Cows, No Horse, and No Clue.
August 10, 2010 Tuesday
Write for a Reader
The guest today at “Because of a Book” will be author Mary Lynn Archibald. Mary Lynn will also be giving away a copy of the funny tale of her country adventures, Accidental Cowgirl.
August 12, 2010 Thursday
The Book Buff
Three times the fun at Kate the Book Buff today! She’s interviewing Mary Lynn Archibald, reviewing her latest memoir, Accidental Cowgirl, and holding a giveaway of the book!
August 17, 2010 Tuesday
Silver & Grace
Mary Lynn is back at Silver & Grace for an author interview conducted by the fabulous Elisa!
August 18, 2010 Wednesday
Silver & Grace
Don’t miss your last chance to win a copy of Mary Lynn’s hilarious memoir, Accidental Cowgirl!