Ruthy Ballard

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Ruthy Ballard is a children’s book author, artist, and scientist who lives in Sacramento, California. By day, she’s “Dr. Ruth Ballard,” a professor and forensic DNA expert. By night, she romps in an imaginative playground of colors and words.

Ruthy is the author of Frankie and the Gift of Fantasy and Tales by Moons-Light: Stories from Before the Great Melt. She is currently working on the third book in her Tales by Moons-light series: Elvia and the Gift of Passion.

Her entertaining stories lure middle grade readers into science, but her creative ventures don’t stop there. She’s also a folk artist whose colorful “cartoons” delight and inspire both children and adults.

Ruthy is married to a musician and is the mother of two sons, three cats, and
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Ruthy Ballard Writer's block hasn't really been a problem for me. Sometimes I get stuck with a character. My approach is to leave the book for a while and work on s…moreWriter's block hasn't really been a problem for me. Sometimes I get stuck with a character. My approach is to leave the book for a while and work on something else. When I come back to the original work, I'm refreshed and have a new perspective.(less)
Ruthy Ballard It's FUN, and I learn so much about myself through the writing. I love both the process of crafting stories and birthing the final product and sending…moreIt's FUN, and I learn so much about myself through the writing. I love both the process of crafting stories and birthing the final product and sending it out into the world. (less)
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Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon
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I really loved this book. Great ideas for authors and artists about becoming visible online and engaging with fans. I'm currently building a social media/web presence and I appreciate Austin's great tips. I've already started to put them into practic ...more
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The Secret of Red Gate Farm by Carolyn Keene
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One very rainy summer in Maine, when I was nine, I discovered a whole shelf of Nancy Drew mysteries in the local library. I started reading them one-by-one. We were staying in my grandparents' cabin, right on the coast, and there was a tiny loft abov ...more
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Watership Down by Richard  Adams
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One of my favorite books. A thrilling tale told from the point of view of rabbits. I've read it several times and never tire of it.
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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
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One of the great children's books of all time! I reread it every couple of years because it makes me so happy. Thanks, CS Lewis. You helped me find my voice as a writer.
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The Lightkeepers by Abby Geni
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I loved this book! A novel that contains extraordinary descriptions of the Farallon islands off the coast of San Francisco, and follows the lives of the biologists who live and work there. A murder mystery steeped in biology.
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Euphoria by Lily King
Euphoria
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I read this while on vacation in Inverness California. I found it in the B&B where we were staying, and I was drawn in quickly. Very interesting historical fiction based (loosely) on the life of Margaret Mead. I takes place in New Guinea and involves ...more
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Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon
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You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero
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Awesomely inspiring read! Really motivated me to think outside the box, take massive risks, trust the Universe, and tap into the positive energy that surrounds me. I read it straight through the first time around, but now I'm going back and engaging ...more
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This summer, I'm focusing on books that inspire me to "get my work out there" and build the life of my dreams. I'm in the middle of Show your Work by Austin Kleon and You are a Badass, by Jen Sincero. I highly recommend both!
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