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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