Mary Lynn Archibald
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mary Lynn Archibald is a freelance copywriter, editor and author of
two memoirs: Briarhopper, (a woman’s odyssey from
Kentucky’s coal country to California, from her birth in 1913
to 1945 at the end of World War II); and Accidental Cowgirl: Six
Cows, No Horse and No Clue, a cautionary tale about the rigors of
country living and the raising of cattle, undertaken with no prior
experience. “With one stroke of the pen, we became the proud
(but clueless) owners of six cows, two cats and a flock of wild turkeys.”
Her online credits include: What To Do When Your Computer
Bites the Hand That Feeds It, Staging Your Home for Quick Sale,
and My Life As A Ghost.
She has also been published both nationally and internationally,
in Chicken Soup for the Single Parent’s Soul
www.ChickenSoup.com; and in magazines such as Birds and
Blooms, NorthBay Biz (“A Rookie’s First Taste of Winemaking”),
Today’s Home Magazine and ACRES Magazine, where her articles
have appeared on such subjects as interior design and
remodeling, growing lavender, antique roses, and wildflower
meadows, and producing your own olive oil.
Mary Lynn has in the past been a regular contributor to New York Times affiliate,
Santa Rosa, California’s The Press Democrat, www.pressdemocrat.
com, where her articles have appeared in ABODE
magazines, Homebuilders and Simply Real Estate.
Her writing specialties include business communications
(especially in the fields of building, real estate, gardening,
and interior design), as well as small-scale commercial gardening,
farming and ranching.
Mary Lynn Archibald’s other websites:
Mary Lynn is a prolific writer; avid reader; entertaining
speaker, and mother of two grown children. She is that rarest
of creatures, a Native Californian, (born in the tiny town of
Soquel, just outside Santa Cruz), and her varied background
includes such exotic professions as switchboard operator; art
and English teacher; ballerina; interior designer; sales clerk;
herb grower, fashion model, and chorus girl (not necessarily
in that order).
Despite the glamorous pull of the city, Mary Lynn has always
been a country girl at heart—never happier than when she
has dirt under her fingernails. She and her partner-in-crime,
Carl, and their faithful dog, Fizzbo, now make their home in
the country, a few hours north of San Francisco.•