Ruth White


Ruth White grew up in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, and went to college at Montreat and Pfeiffer, both in North Carolina. A former teacher and librarian, she now enjoys her roles as full time writer and grandmother. She lives in Hummelstown, PA.
White has published many novels for young adults, including the award-winning Belle Prater’s Boy. Diary of a Wildflower is her first novel for adults, and is based on her mother’s early years. It is authentic in setting and characters.

Smashwords Interview

How many books have you written?
I have written hundreds of books, but published only fifteen. Farrar, Straus and Giroux was my publisher for the first thirteen books. They were for middle grade children and young adults. One of them, Belle Prater's Boy, won a Newbery honor. The last two books I have written, Diary of a Wildflower and Mansions of Karma, are aimed at adults and young adults.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the mountains of Virginia, in the coal mining region, and that has influenced my writing tremendously. Almost all of my kids' books and one of my adult books were set in that area. It is a place with a rich culture and history.
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Where to find Ruth White online

Twitter: kidlitwriter
Facebook: Facebook profile


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