Ruth is an award-winning author of books and articles, mainly for children and young adults. She has been an attorney, editor, research analyst, ticket seller, and keypunch operator. Her 10 nonfiction books focus on history and biography, while her articles range from leeches to Einstein’s refrigerator. Blue Thread, her forthcoming historical fiction/fantasy for young adults, entwines the struggles of two teen girls across the millennia. Ruth lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, dog, and innumerable dust mites.