Ree Drummond blogged her romantic tale for several years, amassing millions of monthly visitors, and then formed a novel from the posts. Ree Drummond isn’t quite Cinderella—unless Cinderella had manure-caked boots and swooned over a muscled cowboy—but she’s hit “black gold.”
The Oklahoman, under the pseudonym Pioneer Woman, began blogging in 2007 about her romance with Marlboro Man (her husband). What started as a few posts about how Drummond met and eventually married him turned into a two-year, 40-plus chapter, online serial novel. The Website provides home-schooling advice, recipes (she’s previously published a cookbook) and more. Now, her blog-turned-novel The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels gushes with flowery prose—unblogged fresh material that goes beyond her wedding day.
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