"We live our lives one hitch at a time. Along with that come tears of 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 stories of the women who wait. Their tales of determination, perseverance, and camaraderie, while their husbands engage in one of the most dangerous occupations in the world, are an inspiration to all.