The Divorce Seekers

RENO, 1947

“My name’s Bill McGee. I was the dude wrangler on the famous Flying M.E. divorce ranch – a hideout for wealthy Easterners seeking a six-week divorce. Maybe you’ve heard of divorce ranches and the good old, bad old days when Reno was ‘Divorce Capital of the World.’ I’ve been asked a lot about those years. This is my story…”

Full cover spread of The Divorce Seekers by Bill and Sandra McGee

The Divorce Seekers is the intimate story of a Nevada divorce ranch wrangler brought to life with true stories and more than 500 photographs. Bill McGee tells about the changing cast of characters who came and went every six weeks on the exclusive Flying M.E. He went riding with a du Pont, gambling with an Astor, and hunting with Hollywood stars Clark Gable and Ava Gardner.

The stories are true…. only some names have been changed to protect The Divorce Seekers.


 At the age of twenty-two, surrounded by all those beautiful and wealthy women, I thought I’d died and gone to heaven. Those were some of the best years of my life.” – Bill McGee


The Divorce Seekers is the ‘bible’ of Reno divorce ranch lore.”
– Judd Pillot, writer/producer


“The images – with their smoky, black-and-white, retro allure – are what brought the time and place alive for me so I could bring my characters to life in my novel … The book is a treasure if only for the photos alone.”
Deb Caletti, bestselling author of the divorce ranch novel, The Secrets She Keeps

Meet Wrangler/Writer Bill McGee


Table of Contents 

444 pp, 500 b/w photographs & illustrations
Glossary, Notes, Appendices, Bibliography, Index
Hardcover, 8.5″ x 11″, $35.00
BMC Publications (2004)
Coming soon in Paperback and Ebook