Rocky Mountain Columnist

Writing class on ZOOM

We write from prompts. No experience necessary. Next class is:

Wednesday, April 7
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Encourage each other, be with other people safely during Covid.

Call Longmont Senior Center to register 303-651-8411
Class ID is #284466.03
Class name: A PLACE TO WRITE

It is facilitated by Mary McFerren Stobie. Next class after April 7 is May 5. Each class requires a separate registration.

“Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture your heart.”

Old Indian Saying.

Popular Storyteller &
Motivational Speaker

Featured at:

Women In Business

Maley Center


Denver Water Board


Denver Public Library


St. Jude’s Catholic Church


You Fall Off, You Get Back On: A Patchwork Memoir is unusual and just plain joyful. Rocky Mountain writer Stobie deftly weaves her breezy and wide-ranging personal essays and columns into a funny and cohesive fabric. Stobie’s surprising experiences include stints as a young rodeo champion and a Hollywood starlet. Encounters with Hollywood A-listers like Warren Beatty and Clint Eastwood colored those years before she settled into the writing and family life back on the Colorado range.

“Settled,” as readers will discover, though, isn’t quite what Mary Stobie is about. Wherever she lives, for Stobie, every day is an adventure (or misadventure) and every escapade a great excuse for a joke and even a life lesson or two.

You Fall Off, You Get Back On is a reading treat for anyone who appreciates the Rocky Mountains, enjoys an honest and loving life story well-told, and loves a good laugh.

Signed copies available at:


Boulder Bookstore | Boulder, CO

Buffalo Bill’s Grave Gift Shop | Golden, CO
Pro rodeo Hall of Fame | Colorado Springs, CO
National Cowgirl Hall of Fame | Fort Worth, Texas
Center for the West | Cody, Wyoming

“Extraordinarily fun read”

Dave Lieber, Dallas Morning News

“Annie Oakley meets Erma Bombeck.”

Steve W. Vannoy 

“A perfect book for cold winter nights by the fire or summer afternoons on the porch with a glass of iced tea.”


“The book was a hoot…Mary had an interesting life and a fresh way to share it!”


“I couldn’t put the book down! I love You Fall Off, You Get Back On…I didn’t expect the brilliant smorgasbord of delightful topics and humorous anecdotes about Hollywood A-list celebrities.”
Rose A. Valenta, Membership Chair, National Society of Newspaper Columnists

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