About Me

Billie Best is the author of 3 books and 200+ blog posts at her website billiebest.com where she explores midlife reinvention, relationships, wellness and tech from a feminist perspective. Her most recent book Clitapalooza: Her flower blooms power is a sex-postive thriller romance called by Kirkus Reviews “A cheeky exploration of sex and feminism…” She is available for interviews, podcasts and public appearances. Her memoir How I Made a Huge Mess of My Life (or Couples Therapy with a Dead Man) released in 2020 has received stellar reviews. Currently she lives in Oregon with her boyfriend and her dog. Articulate, entertaining and relatable, she is an engaging interview guest.

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
Released my memoir March 2020
Released my collection of essays & short stories November 2020
Released my first novel February 2024