Ruth Hull Chatlien

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Ruth Hull Chatlien has been a writer and editor of educational materials for twenty-five years. Her specialty is U.S. and world history. She is the author of Modern American Indian Leaders for middle-grade readers. Her award-winning first novel The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte (Amika Press) tells the story of the tumultuous life of Elizabeth "Betsy" Patterson Bonaparte.

Ruth lives in northeastern Illinois with her husband, Michael. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found gardening, knitting, drawing, painting, or studying Swedish.

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2014 Reader's Favorite International Book Award Gold Medalist
2014 Chaucer Historical Fiction Contest: First Place in the category Turn of the Nineteenth Century
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Zion: Theocracy on the Prairie

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For the next few months, I will be writing about various utopian communities that I have been researching as background for my next historical novel. One of the many reasons for my interest in this topic is that I happen to live in a community that was founded as a religious utopia at the turn of the twentieth century. Zion, Illinois, was founded in 1901 by a faith healer

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If you’re impatient waiting for season four of The Crown, I recommend this book. It’s a little on the light side, but I found it sweet and satisfying.
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