Kelly G. Williams
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The Princess Rancher
After the end of her marriage, Kelly transforms her life and becomes a cattle rancher.
Kelly Williams wasn’t born into ranching. Before she ever learned to ride a horse, her life was one of globe-trotting and high comfort as a national food distributor. But when her marriage fell apart, it set her off on a new path that would lead to open spaces, tangles of barbed wire, and the sweat, dust, and tears of cattle ranching. Through it all, the thing that remained constant was Kelly’s love for food, and her memoir serves as an ode to the ages-old tradition of the men and women who toil from sunup to sundown to put beef on our dinner tables. It’s a story of risk, reward, and reinvention that captures a disappearing, American way of life.
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We asked Kelly Williams for some advice she’d like to give to fellow writers. “Commit to your writing,” she says. It takes discipline to sit down and write on a regular basis. Kelly is pictured here in her own work space where she's able to get away from any distractions and buckle down to write. She also warns against taking the editing process for granted. Editing can “make a good book great,” which is what we strive for here at Brandylane! In The Princess Rancher, Kelly used ranching jargon that was familiar to her, but it took an editor to point out those places where a layperson might have gotten confused. Kelly’s final advice? Read really good writers! Why don’t you start with The Princess Rancher?
What does Kelly do when she’s not writing? Well, along with operating a cattle farm, she also runs an AirBnB cottage in her hometown of Lexington, VA, where guests can design their own vacation! She offers amenities like a hot tub, massages, horse training, and farm-fresh meals. What an excellent hostess! Kelly is also always down for an adventure! A while back, she biked across half the United States with some fellow riders. From the West Coast, she pedaled her way across the Rocky Mountains and wound up in the central states. If she had had more time, she would have most certainly finished the trek across the U.S. But, of course, she feels lucky she got to do the hardest, most beautiful part.