Nick Lane & Toni Dietkus try to survive in a fantasy, “a cabin on a mountain in Montana.” Finally broke and there not being local jobs, they jump into trucking—long hauling across the USA. From the passenger seat Toni writes of events and sketches scenes from the road in letters to a friend (who saves them all). These on the- spot letters become Riding Shotgun In An 18-Wheeler.
Toni Dietkus raised her family in affluent Seattle, WA but always desired the simple life. Not publishing as a writer of fiction, she turned to writing and illustrating what she did know: daily life as a mountain woman/trucker.