We live our lives one hitch at a time. Along with that come tears from the anxiety and stress when trying to hold it all together. But then there is the laughter and comfort when surrounded by the right people, the ones we have grown close to, who have become our family and friends, our rocks some days: our fellow rig wives. The offshore is not for the faint of heart. The ocean can be a dark and lonely place. Our husbands risk their lives every time they go to work. While some people's relationships dissolve, others stand tall. Only the strong survive.
Kelly Earle's husband, who works offshore in the oil industry, inspired her to write Rig Wives. Interviews with other rig wives tell the story of the women who wait. Their stories of determination, perseverance, and camaraderie, while their husbands engage in one of the most dangerous occupations in the world, are an inspiration to all.
About the author
Kelly Earle was born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland. She went from being a young entrepreneur to working in the financial industry to becoming a stay-at-home mom to her three young children. Her husband, Jamie, from Twillingate, Newfoundland, works in the oil industry. This inspired Kelly to write Rig Wives, her first book. When she has some free time, Kelly enjoys hiking, campfires, her new-found love for writing, date nights with Jamie, and get-togethers with her friends and family. Kelly, her husband, and their three children reside in Torbay.