California Girl is Wild at Heart

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"In 1990 we heard the wilderness call to us, and, God help us, we answered." So begins Accidental Cowgirl: Six Cows, No Horse and No Clue, Mary Lynn Archibald's rollicking memoir of "living the country dream" on remote Twin Creeks Ranch.

and we found we were the greenhorn owners of six cows, two cats, a flock of wild turkeys and a working cattle ranch. We soon found the 'simple life' wasn't so simple.

"In 1990 we heard the wilderness call to us, and, God help us, we answered."

So begins Accidental Cowgirl: Six Cows, No Horse and No Clue, Mary Lynn Archibald's rollicking memoir of "living the country dream" on remote Twin Creeks Ranch.

"With a single stroke of the pen, our 'relaxing country retreat plans' had gone out the window," she says, "and we found we were the greenhorn owners of six cows, two cats, a flock of wild turkeys and a working cattle ranch. We soon found the 'simple life' wasn't so simple."

Author Ray Raphael had this to say about the book: "So you want to move to the country? Before closing escrow or mounting your horse, try galloping through the pages of Accidental Cowgirl. You might die laughing, but if you survive with your dreams still intact, at least you will have been warned."

An award-winning author, Mary Lynn is also a freelance business writer and frequent contributor to the Press Democrat and Today's Home magazine, and has also written for the Healdsburg Tribune; NorthBay Biz Magazine; the Sonoma Searcher; and Chicken Soup for the Single Parent's Soul. She writes and speaks regularly on the subjects of autobiography and memoir, real estate, interior design, gardening, travel, and food and wine.

She now makes her home in the less remote "wilds" of Sonoma County with her husband, Carl, and dog of questionable parentage, Fizzbo. Her book is available in Sonoma County, at Copperfield's Books in Healdsburg, Petaluma and Santa Rosa, and Barnes and Noble, as well as internationally through Amazon.com, BN.com, Borders, ABE Books.com and select local and regional bookstores.

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