About Me

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

Billie Best is an entertaining writer, authentic and relatable, with a weekly blog at billiebest.com and two books published in 2020. Her memoir “How I Made a Huge Mess of My Life (or Couples Therapy with a Dead Man)” combines poignant insight and delightful humor to describe her passage from her 40s to her 60s. Her collection of essays and short stories “I Could Be Wrong: 50+ Blog Posts, Short Reads, Big Laughs, Wit & Wisdom” relays bursts of gut punching truth in a fresh perspective on life beyond 60. Currently she resides in Oregon with her boyfriend and her dog.

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 founded Widowspeak Publishing company
Founded my own publishing company, 2020
"How I Made a Huge Mess of My Life (or Couples Therapy with a Dead Man)" by Billie Best
Released my memoir, March 2020
"I Could Be Wrong" by Billie Best
Released my anthology of blog posts, November 2020