Mary Lynn Archibald

Biography

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

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

Mary Lynn's next memoir, due out in the fall, 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.

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


Books

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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