Ruth J. Hartman

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Ruth J. Hartman spends her days herding cats, and her nights spinning tales that make you smile. She, her husband, and their cats love to spend time curled up in their recliners watching old Cary Grant movies. Well, the cats sit in the people's recliners. Not that the cats couldn't get their own furniture. They just choose to shed on someone else's.

Ruth, a left-handed, cat-herding, farmhouse-dwelling romance writer uses her goofy sense of humor as she writes tales of lovable, klutzy women and the men who adore them. Ruth's husband and best friend, Garry, reads her manuscripts, rolls his eyes at her weird story ideas, and loves her in spite of her penchant for insisting all of her books have at least one cat in them.


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"This crazy cat lady 🐈 enjoyed this book. Can't wait for more."
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"Set aside an entire day for this family-friendly cat-centric mystery with Ellie Warren as the beset owner of the Kitty Beret Cafe.

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Karen Tyrrell Thanks Ruth for friending,
Please check out my personal memoir, ME & HER: a Memoir Of Madness.
A teacher’s gutsy story of repeated parent harassment, mental breakdown & Recovery
How did reclaim my life?
Karen :)

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