The Divorce Seekers

Welcome to the Bygone Era of The Divorce Seekers


“My name’s Bill McGee. From 1947 to 1949, I was the dude wrangler on Nevada’s famous Flying M E, an exclusive divorce ranch south of Reno for wealthy divorce seekers. Maybe you’ve heard of the divorce ranches and the good old, bad old days when Reno was ‘Divorce Capital of the World.’ My job was to entertain guests on trail rides and take care of the horses. At age twenty-two, and being the only man on the ranch surrounded by all those women, I thought I’d died and gone to heaven. A lot of people have asked me what really went on at the Flying M E? My story begins on November 1, 1947. But it really begins before that in a bar in Montana…”

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

Full cover spread of The Divorce Seekers by Bill and Sandra 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