I am: I have been a freelance writer for more than 20 years, publishing hundreds of articles in dozens of publications as well as a few books. I enjoy helping others of all ages make their publishing dreams come true. I was born and raised in upstate New York and attended Houghton College. When I’m not writing or homeschooling, I spend my spare time quilting, reading, scrapbooking, camping, and hiking with the family.
My best trait: Organized
My bad habit: Oh, do I only have to mention one? Or any at all? Ok, if I have to mention one, it might be starting projects, but not finishing them. But, then there’s the sarcasm thing…
Qualities I admire: Punctuality, respect, prayer warriors, dependability
What I like to read: fiction, I like to escape to other worlds.
What I write: mainly fiction
What I watch: I don’t watch a lot of TV/movies, but I like the classics and shows on the retro channel.
My family: Husband of 23 years, 3 kids, a son-in-law, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, grandparents, parents…there’s a lot of us.
My favorite food, snack, or beverage: Chocolate is always good, but then I like something salty. Pepsi is my guilty pleasure. Then there are days I have to hit the “hard stuff” – CAFFEINATED Pepsi
What I love to do: Read, write, quilt, go camping
What I admire: People who are more disciplined than I am.
What makes me happy: Spending time with my family and hearing from my readers.
What makes me sad: Lack of sunshine
I believe: I believe God gave me the ability to write and that every experience I have is an opportunity for writing in some way, some day.
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Ruth O’Neil has been a freelance writer for more than 20 years. She sees everything as a writing opportunity in disguise, whether it is an interesting character, setting, or situation. When she’s not writing or homeschooling her kids, Ruth spends her time quilting, reading, scrapbooking, camping and hiking with her family.
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by Ruth O’Neil
After the death of her father, painfully shy and introverted Shelly finds her world turned upside down. She is forced to speak with people and she may even have to move from her comfortable apartment. Sorting through her father’s possessions at his house brings back many memories, including how they would research her mom’s genealogy so that in a way, she could get to know her mother’s family, who are all deceased. Shelly wonders why her dad never researched his own family and she never remembers any family events. Why? She begins a journey that takes her to places she never dreamed. Throughout the entire story, God nudges Shelly to get out of her comfort zone. That’s easy for some, but for Shelly it may almost be impossible.