Women Gone Wild

by Jane Futcher

The adventures of two city slickers who leave their urban footprints behind and learn to love rattlers, bears, pot growers, two dachshunds and each other. Anyone who’s ever dreamed of chucking it all and moving to the country will find Women Gone Wild a funny, provocative and engaging story. And it’s all true.

Chapter One

Looking for Land in All the Wrong Places!

We stood before a shingled shack that had been described in that day’s classifieds as a “see-to-believe creekside getaway near the Russian River, with guest cottage and private redwood grove.”

The creek, now barely a trickle, apparently ran through this house in the winter, which might explain why the entire structure listed to one side. The redwood grove was a single looming tree growing so close to the foundation that its roots had hoisted the garage six inches off the ground. We could almost hear the buzz of happy termites munching on the floor joists. Click to Read More


“I loved this book — it’s funny and genuine, informative and entertaining, an easy read (and one that’s hard to put down once you get started on it) thanks to Jane’s honest, humorous and conversational style. I laughed out loud at some points, chuckled at others; I shook my head in shared understanding reading some of the passages, thought about some things in a new way reading others. By the end of the book I felt as if I knew these women and their friends, and I had half an idea to just run up to Cherry Creek/Willits to say ‘Hi!,’ and maybe take a dip in their pond. It’s a wild ride these women took (and are still taking) and I’m so glad Jane Futcher shared it with us all in this keeper of a book.” — Mel, an Amazon reader