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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 Thank you! Check out The Search for Belle Prater. I will admit it is not as good as BPB, and many of my readers have told me that. So, if you had…moreThank you! Check out The Search for Belle Prater. I will admit it is not as good as BPB, and many of my readers have told me that. So, if you had rather not be disappointed, read Way Down Deep instead, and its sequel, The Treasure of Way Down Deep. They are set in WV. Happy reading!(less)
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