Marie lives in the middle of a cattle ranch in Douglas County, Nevada. Semi-retired, she now spends her time biking, hiking, swimming, skiing, rock climbing, and traveling. Born in Minnesota, raised in rural communities, she got her B.S. from the University of Minnesota in Agricultural Economics. Met her husband while scuba diving and moved to his family ranch off the West Fork of the Carson River in 1986.
Not born into ranching life, she wrote a monthly column, Fencelines, for the local paper for twenty years about her experiences there. She had a lot to learn. However, she took Willy Nelson’s advice and so one of her sons practices Law, and the other Medicine.
Favorite Writer Quote
“Let your fiction grow out of the land beneath your feet.”
Willa Cather, Novelist