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Place:            Legacy Senior Communities-private

Location:      Plano, Texas

Date:             February 27, 2017

Time:            3:30 p.m.




Photos from the Career Management Partners event.

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friends at CMP event

Taunee, Rick, Vicki, Ruth Sarah, with Bill & Roy in back

Ted & Ruth

Ted Glover-the husband and photographer








Ruth and Locke

Ruth’s long time recruiter friend and volunteer.

My former boss at CMP and good friend-Keith Nave

My former boss at CMP and good friend-Keith Nave








What:   Book Club – private

Date:     October 19, 2016

Time:    7:00 p.m.

Where: Dallas, Texas

Comments from readers:

I read & enjoyed your book. I thought my sister, Janet, might like it also as she lived & traveled in Europe for a number of years and would identify with some of the locales. She called this a.m. to say she received it yesterday, picked up to read a little and read in its entirety.

There were several cities or areas she was not that familiar with and then researched for more information because she has another trip planned for the Fall. Needless to say, she thoroughly enjoyed it.

Dixie Shaw


Friends and Conversations

A few of my friends at the “Meet and Greet” in Wylie.

“Did you know a book club would be meeting at Conversations tonight?” Me

“No, we are really crowded tonight.”  Chris, the co-owner of the Conversations Coffee Bar.

“It was fun to meet your friends.” my neighbor


Sachse Seniors Book Club event

ruth and beret

Wearing my beret!

Thank you so much for speaking at our meeting yesterday. You were a big hit and we are all excited to find out more of your story while reading your book. If you should pursue writing a book about  the love story you had to delete, we would love to have you back.


Eva McKannan

Other comments:

“Enchanting, inspiring and poignant.”

 “Glover is an author who is able to guide the reader so that we can easily fill in our personal experiences that parallel her journey. I found this book to be insightful and entertaining. I hope that Glover has a new suitcase and it is packed for a new adventure.”
“I couldn’t put the book down.”
“I bought the book to read on my vacation.”
“The book is certainly timely.”
Check Amazon for more remarks.
You can purchase books through www.ruthglover.com, Amazon, Nook, Kindle and other distribution sources.

What Does Your Book Cover Show?


wordleOur mothers told us, “You can tell a book by its cover,” which we translated to mean we need to show the world our personality by being neat, tidy, and saying the right things. As we become adults we realize our inside is more important.

I’m forced to think how my upcoming book cover will help my readers understand what’s inside. I know the story is engaging, but how can I express it on the book cover?

The publishing team is working hard to assure the book cover is exceptional. The name of the book is “Gift of the Suitcase,” a travel memoir with the clear message that losing baggage is not always a loss. The cover is critical.


What font should we use? That one is easy for me. I don’t like fancy. I know I want the title bigger than my name. I know the size of the font and inside design are fine. I agree with the dimensions of the book.


The first iteration of the book cover displayed big red letters. I don’t think I’m a “red” person. I use my favorite colors in my logo, but if we use those colors, will it capture the person who is a Francophile walking past it in Barnes and Nobles? Will it capture the person who has visited Paris recently? It’s not a story about Paris, but needs to demonstrates international travel. Will the old gray suitcase be enough on the cover? I think not. If I use orange on the cover will that attract or repel? A little color test I took says I’m orange, which shows optimism. Maybe orange.

The Head Shot or Casual

My photograph album contains a few of my head shots but they seem too serious. My book contains humor, sadness, and happiness. The tiny online picture needs to exhibit my love to laugh but also my serious side. The photo on the back cover may be one inch by one inch. I sent the publisher a couple of candid shots. Did I do the right thing?

All these decisions make my head swim. I’m not a perfectionist but I do want to share my story with as many people as possible.

Will my unruly hair keep people from doubting my ability to write a book? I doubt it. Donald Trump’s hair is surely worse than mine, yet he’s running for President. I worry too much.

We make decisions daily on how the world views us. What would a book cover look like about you? Think about it. It’s a fascinating question to ponder. Feel free to comment.