About Me

Writer Billie Best was born in 1954 & she’s still kicking!

Billie Best is a Baby Boomer born in 1954 and speaks to her cohort, most particularly women over 50, with her own hard-earned wisdom on life’s uncertainty, the renaissance of menopause, fearless aging and coping with ageism. As a professional she has reinvented herself numerous times from the music business to marketing and technology to small scale farming and becoming an author. Her blog “Beyond 60 — Loving Life, Staying Relevant” at billiebest.com has established her as an entertainer, a feminist and a voice for change. Her memoir from Widowspeak Publishing (2020) is titled “How I Made a Huge Mess of My Life (or Couples Therapy with a Dead Man).” Currently she resides in Oregon.

Billie Best was the first child born to her parents in 1954.
Illinois, 1954
Billie Best and her parents moved to Ute, Iowa in 1955.
Iowa, 1955
Billie Best and her family moved to Amarillo, Texas in 1957.
Texas, 1959
Billie Best and her family moved to Illinois in 1960.
Illinois again, 1961
Billie Best has two brothers.
Illinois, 1966
Billie Best moved to New York City in 1974.
New York City, 1974
Billie Best and Chet Cahill got married in 1985.
Boston, 1985
Billie Best and Chet Cahill had a dog named Henry.
Berkshires, 2000
Billie Best got her first flock of chickens in 2003.
Berkshires, 2003
Billie Best got her first cows in 2005.
Berkshires, 2005
Billie Best did a one-woman show about death.
Berkshires, 2009
Billie Best farmed alone.
Berkshires, 2011
Billie Best moved to Oregon.
Portland, Oregon, 2017
Writer Billie Best founds Widowspeak Publishing, 2019
Widowspeak Publishing Founded by Billie Best in 2019
"How I Made a Huge Mess of My Life (or Couples Therapy with a Dead Man)" by Billie Best
Published my memoir March 21, 2020, on my 66th birthday.