We're pleased to feature Sandra and William McGee, authors of multiple books including The Divorce Seekers: A Photo Memoir of a Nevada Dude Wrangler.
The book sounds fascinating.
The year was 1947. The place, Reno, Nevada. Young and handsome Montana cowboy, Bill McGee, recently discharged from the U.S. Navy, is hired on as the head dude wrangler at the Flying M E, an exclusive divorce ranch 20 miles south of Reno that catered to wealthy Easterners and Hollywood celebrities seeking a six week divorce.
McGee recalls these post-war years in a collection of stories about the guests he met Eastern socialites with names like Astor, du Pont and Roosevelt, and Hollywood celebrities like Gable, Gardner and Hayworth and the places they frequented while serving their six week residencies.
The coffee table book is illustrated with more than 500 black-and-white photographs (most from private collections and never before published) and give the reader an up-close glimpse into life on this exclusive Nevada divorce ranch.
What's the name of your blog, Sandra?
DIVORCE NEVADA STYLE, About the Brief But Glimmering Reno Divorce Era 1930s-1960s: divorceseekers.wordpress.com/. Also the name of a book I co-authored with my husband Bill. However, I'm contemplating upgrading the blog domain name this year so it includes "Divorce Nevada Style" in the URL.
How long have you had it and how often do you post?
I started the blog about eight years ago (wow!) and post when I have news to announce which is, on average, maybe every other month.
What do you like the most about your blog?
There was a learning curve in the beginning; then I found Wordpress.com pretty easy to use.
What have you learned that you can share with a newbie?
I appreciate when a blog post contains information that is worth my time to read.
Good tip, instead of just writing fluff. What's the best link for readers to find your books?
Divorce isn't always pretty, but it makes for interesting reading. Thank you, Sandra and Bill.