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About Ruth

After spending sixteen years as a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom, Ruth realized that it was time to get a life of her own. When her children were small, she graduated from the Institute of Children’s Literature, always telling herself that she would have more time for writing when the kids got older. They have. And she does.

Her first love has always been writing emotionally-charged stories for young adults. She also writes for adults on parenting, homeschooling, family issues, and writing.

She lives with her husband, two daughters, one sweet dog, and one never-tiring, mischievous puppy whose antics are currently threatening her sanity.

More about me:

Things that make me happy:

  • Knowing Jesus loves me (He loves you too!)

  • Hanging out with my family

  • That magical moment when a story takes on a life of its own

  • Chocolate

  • Sunny days

  • Old books

Things that stress me out:

  • Writers block

  • Traffic

  • That moment, every afternoon, when I'm tired and hungry and realize that I have no idea what to make for dinner.

Things that make me cranky:

  • Cleaning house when I’d rather be writing

  • Form rejections

  • Getting up early

Current obsessions:

  • Coca-Cola

  • M&Ms

  • Revising

Songs that make me hit repeat every time they come around on my ipod:

  • Shot Out of a Cannon by Andrew McMahon In the Wilderness

  • Again and Again by Keane

  • Fences by Andy Grammer

Books I've recently read and can't stop thinking about:

  • Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson

  • Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

  • The Husband's Secrety by Liane Moriarty