Ruth lives in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges, just out of Melbourne, Australia. Her passion is communication, which includes writing, blogging and speaking/teaching engagements. Other interests include pretty much anything outside, from bush to beach to mountains, travel, gardening, and exploring other cultures. As a teacher, she loves learning, and so is always investigating something new.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I had felt prompted to write a book for a number of years, but one of the biggest detractors was my belief that I either had to find a publisher or spend thousands of dollars self-publishing. When I found a friend who had self-published very successfully for next to zero dollars outlay, I thought, "Nothing to lose!". Thus began my adventure into becoming an author.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
In all my writing history, having people tell me that they really connected with what I had to say, or that it impacted them, made them think differently, or challenged them has got to be the number one best outcome for me. If what I write makes no difference to anyone, then it becomes pointless.
There have been periods of time, events and instances throughout my life where God has taught me about myself, my desire to control my world and my circumstances, and about freedom. It has been a painful journey at times, but a journey toward freedom.