Rigsbee first began publishing in 1986 when she produced a monthly newsletter about goats. "Goat Udderings" began local, went national and finally international. At its peak, there were only 75 subscribers, but it went to different countries throughout the world. That was quite an achievement, considering the only advertising was word of mouth. Some people said they waited for the newsletter each month and read it in one sitting. In 1988, a local newspaper did a full page article on her work.
While Rigsbee has chosen to self-publish, she has had several articles published by national magazines and stories published in anthologies by others.
In 1986, Rigsbee won her first award for children's poem "Secret Spring." She didn't enter again until 1999 when she received two awards - one for a western "Nightriders Of the Double Spur" and the other for a Romance "Courtship of the Recluse." She won an award in 2000, 2003 and in 2004 for short stories in Mystery and westerns. In 2018, she won first place in first chapter of a western novel in Missouri Writers Guild Fall Writing Contest for "Standoff At Apache Butte." Rigsbee designs her covers and illustrates her children's books. She sells at craft sales, among other outlets for her books. She has recently converted a utility trailer to a "book trailer" so that she can set up more places. Watch for her trailer and visit with her if you have time.
"I write for pleasure - yours and mine."