Lives on cattle ranch, The Drummond Ranch, in her home state of northeast Oklahoma.
Has a blog called "Confessions of a Pioneer Woman".
Has a Basset Hound named Charlie.
Mother, with Ladd Drummond, of daughter Alex Drummond (born on June 25, 1997), daughter Paige Drummond (born on October 31, 1999), son Bryce Drummond and Todd Drummond.
Has two brothers, Doug Smith and Mike Smith, and a younger sister, Betsy Lee Smith.
Graduated from Bartlesville High School in Bartlesville, Oklahoma in 1987. Graduated from the University of Southern California in 1991, having first studied journalism before switching to gerontology. Had planned to attend law school in Chicago, but her plans changed unexpectedly when she met and married her husband, Ladd Drummond.
Refers to her husband, Ladd Drummond, as the "Marlboro Man" in her books and blog.