The Office Manager at Rest

I’m a family-oriented entrepreneur with a penchant for dogs, writing, and travel. I’ve had three dogs in thirty-five years. Two of my sons live in Houston, one in Portland, Oregon. I am a wife, mother, step-mother, and grandma who writes, reads, travels, volunteers, exercises, and eats mostly healthy food.


By the time I reached third grade, I had travelled to  Canada, not far away; I lived in Ohio. Each fall my family drove to Detroit and crossed the bridge to nearby Canadian towns to buy woolens and other Canadian products.

Our family flew to Mexico when I was fifteen. Seeing small children speaking another language fascinated me. Miss Rodgers, my exceptionally enthusiastic, high school French teacher, instilled in me a strong desire to see the Eiffel Tower and learn about the culture. When she jumped on a table to demonstrate J’ai peur de la souris or “I’m afraid of the mouse,” I was hooked. I majored in French at Ohio State University.


Several years later, I returned to Graduate School at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, after I married and had my first child. The second son arrived along with my Masters in Counseling. I worked in several high school programs while struggling with the daily issues of work/life balance.


When we moved to Dallas, I established Career Consultations, the umbrella company for my recruiting and outplacement business. I met fascinating people from around the world.

Career counseling intertwined to assure success for client and the new hire. I wrote MORE than a Paycheck to help people move forward with their careers.

Now, I write about people and places on my journey. Sometimes I veer from the path to write about events and projects.

Volunteer & Interests


A MacNaught Paperweight

My husband and I attend the Sachse First United Methodist Church, a small, growing suburban church. Since the children became adults, my husband and I travel more frequently. I belong to several book clubs and read as much as possible. Additionally, I’m a card carrying member of the Paperweight Collectors of Texas.

I founded and participate in the Sachse-Wylie Authors Group (SWAG). Currently, the group meets monthly at the Sachse First United Methodist Church. Ruth Wharton facilitates the group. I serve on the Sachse Public Library Board.


 Five Little Known Facts about Me

my goat

My Tin Goat

  1. I wrote 21 reviews on TripAdvisor.
  2. 11,056 viewers saw my reviews.
  3. The Washington Square Hotel in NYC received the most views.
  4. 24% voted my reviews as “helpful”
  5. I’ve always wanted a goat. Rosco likes to look in the window when it’s cold.

Gift of the Suitcase-my latest book.


Before I started teaching French, I travelled to France for the summer. I share that experience in my book, Gift of the Suitcase. This travel memoir covers a multitude of interwoven stories about life and loss with the message that losing baggage is not always a loss.

You may order NOW through the website, which goes directly to Seattle Book Company for shipment to you. Amazon carries it. If you contact me for a book, I will autograph and send it or bring it for you, if you live near me.

If you belong to a group which might like a presentation about my book, please contact me directly. I love to share the story. All my presentations are customized for the group. If you live far from Dallas and would like more information for your interest group, please contact me through Facebook or the Contact Page on this website.

Another author named Ruth Glover wrote Christian novels.  She is deceased.