“We are all serving a life sentence,
and good behavior is our only hope
for a pardon.”
Doug Horton
Ruth grew up at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in Lynchburg, Virginia. In her spare time, she has always enjoyed reading and writing, and listening to good stories. After leaving Virginia for college, she relocated to Atlanta, and worked as a project manager for a major corporation. While there she found herself writing once again, publishing stories in the company newsletter. After completing her graduate work at Central Michigan University, she began to write daily. She is the recipient of the Caversham Fellowship, an artist and writer’s residency in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, where she published her first children’s book in Zulu, Our Secret Bond. She is a freelance writer and member of Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and has written for Upscale, Atlanta Journal and Constitution and other publications. She is an adjunct professor and project manager, who lives with her husband and son in Atlanta, Georgia.