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Ruth White

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I was born in the Appalachian hills of Virginia, which is the setting for Belle Prater's Boy and The Search for Belle Prater. I lived there until I graduated from high school and went away to college. Though I left the hills, they never left me. My memories of those years are quite vivid. I have always referred to that time as both traumatic and wonderful. I get most of my ideas for my stories from those memories of my childhood home, the small coal-mining town of Grundy, Virginia.

I started writing at a very young age. I remember trying to write stories before I was even able to put long sentences together. It was just something I felt compelled to do, probably because I loved stories so much. We had no television because my family was very
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Ruth White I force myself to write one sentence, no matter how tacky. Then I edit that sentence, or I quit for the day. But quitting is rare. Most of time that…moreI force myself to write one sentence, no matter how tacky. Then I edit that sentence, or I quit for the day. But quitting is rare. Most of time that one sentence leads to another, then to a paragraph, even a page, and I'm back into the swing.(less)
Ruth White Hello, J.D. Staton. Thank you for writing to me. I'm glad you are interested enough in the book to share your thoughts with me. To be perfectly honest…moreHello, J.D. Staton. Thank you for writing to me. I'm glad you are interested enough in the book to share your thoughts with me. To be perfectly honest with you, this is not the book I meant to write. Originally, I had planned to write a series of books called Blue Remembered Hills, about the environment, our treatment of animals, planetary colonization, the military, industrial complex, etc. Each book would feature the Blues visiting different times and places in the universe. When I sent the first fifty pages to an editor she began to direct me on how the book should go. It was my own fault for not following my instincts. Anyway, the result was disappointing to me and to my editor. It has not done very well, so no, there will not be a sequel to You'll Like It Here (not my choice for a title either). BUT on a much brighter note, I have begun my series on all the themes listed above. The series title is Mansions of Karma, and the first book, Lily of the Valley, is now available on Kindle and also in paperback. I hope you will check it out. It is a much, much better book, and all the themes, in time, will be given the attention they deserve. Book Two: This Other Eden is now in the works. Thanks again. I'm glad to get this off my chest! Ruth White(less)
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Hey, follow book-lovers. Mansions of Karma is free on Kindle today, Jan 3 and tomorrow, Jan 4. Mystical, soft sci-fi. Grab your free copy here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MS9W1DU
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