Life bursts with joy and sadness. When unexpected sadness envelopes us we imagine we can never be happy again. Life may change forever but evolve into new, enriched experiences.

I write stories about uncommon people and places. Whether the person or team is an outstanding entrepreneur, a writer, a paperweight artist, or a volunteer, I hope my readers find insight and inspiration. When I discover a unique place to visit, I want to share it.

My newsletter provides short articles to entice you to travel, volunteer or ponder the written word. You can find the most recent articles by clicking “Roving Ruth” on the right sidebar. Registration assures you will know when new articles are available. The September issue has an international flavor for you to taste. To receive the newsletter click near the top right hand corner of this page on “Join Roving Ruth.”

My recent book, Gift of the Suitcase, is a story of unexpected events, both large and small. It starts when I graduated from college with high expectations for the future. My travel through life proves that twists and turns create unforeseen opportunities.

A big thank you goes to those who purchased my book. I wish I could thank each one of you but the distribution systems prevent this.

Thank you to those who took the time to write a review. The Amazon reviews give others a chance to decide whether to buy Gift of the Suitcase. Your feedback will encourage others to understand why “Losing baggage is not always a loss.” If you purchased the book elsewhere, your comment will not say, “verified review.”

Gift of the Suitcase is available for purchase on the Books tab and other distribution channels. If you prefer ordering through Amazon, their distribution centers are stocked.  View more details on the Speaker/Writer tab.