Mary Lynn Archibald


Mary Lynn Archibald Archibald is a freelance copywriter, editor and author of three memoirs: Briarhopper: A History, one woman's story from 1913 to 1945 and from Kentucky coal country to California; Accidental Cowgirl: Six Cows, No Horse and No Clue, the hilarious saga of two greenhorns who inadvertently find themselves in the cattle business.

Mary Lynn's new memoir, Sir, I'm Not That Kind of Girl, chronicles her life from her naîve, "Leave it to Beaver" childhood in small town Soquel, California, to a slightly more risqué life as a chorus girl and model at the dawn of the Summer of Love," which she apparently slept right through.

Her book was a USA BOOK NEWS Best Book Award 2008 Finalist for Humor, and INDIE BOOK AWARDS Finalist for Humor and Memoir.

She lives in Sonoma County, California, with her partner-in-crime, Carl, and their dog of questionable parentage, Fizzbo.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I think it was Winnie the Pooh. I was enchanted, especially that I could read it myself. I must have been six.
How do you approach cover design?
Nonfiction is difficult, as the cover design must give the reader a pretty complete overview of what's inside. But it also must inspire the potential buyer to peek inside and check out page one. Blurbs on the back must do the same. My readers are mostly women, mostly over forty, who enjoy both humor and pathos, and want to be taken for an intriguing ride.
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Where to find Mary Lynn Archibald online

Where to buy in print


Accidental Cowgirl: Six Cows, No Horse and No Clue
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,210. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
An award-winning, funny, true mountain adventure complete with city slickers, bats, cats, wild turkeys, skunks, snakes, 'coons, cows and local pot farmers in far northern California. Interested in the Simple Life? If your definition involves rocking on the ranch house porch, you might want to rethink that. Lotsa luck, neighbor!

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