Author Archives: Ruth Knox

About Ruth Knox

Freelance writer, published in the Canadian and U.S. market. Magazine articles, newspaper columns, guest columns, the arts community, poetry in literary venues, essays in anthologies, published in 4 Chicken Soup for the Soul books, cover story about The Treasure Valley Roller Girls in Idaho Magazine. Now in the editing stage of my non-fiction book for family caregivers, Caregiver's Quilt, a book of companionship, inspiration, laughter, and resources, encouraging caregivers to take good care of themselves too. Now living in Boise ID presently freelancing while working on my book. Member of Idaho Writers' Guild, The Cabin,and National Federation of Press Women. Interests which I like to write about include living a fabulous mid-life, spiritual growth, the writing journey, living joyfully, and finding meaningful connection.

This is my Country Too

Okay, I’m just going to come out and say it. I can’t keep it in anymore and I feel like I should be doing something more, because my adopted country is at stake. I have been on FB since 2008 … Continue reading


There was not one second during the reading of this book that I felt like I was anywhere else but right in the moment with Persimmon. I was captured from the first line of the book, and transported to another time. History came alive for me in a way I never could have imagined. Not only was I living in history, but for the first time in my life, I felt what it would be like to be dark-skinned in those transformative moments of America’s past. After I finished the book, or rather, after the book was finished with me, I still find myself going back over the events that transpired in those pages. It is a book that author Nancy Peacock meticulously researched, and that fact shines through in every chapter. It reflects not only the highest and best in mankind, but the lowest and basest. It is a roller coaster ride where you can barely catch your breath before you crest the next drop, not guessing where it will take you. The writing is both graphic and lyrical in turn, and full of images that will linger long after the last page is devoured. No hesitation in rating this with 5 Stars. Available on

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 TEN NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS FOR BOOK WORMS DRAGONS By Ruth Knox First, since this is a new year and all, let’s clear one thing up. I may be passionate about books, and a good deal of my life might be spent … Continue reading

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2016, A Year Like No Other

It’s Christmas Eve. Again. The years churn up faster as I get older, and a year-end always takes me by surprise. I’m turning 63 in January. You’d think I would have figured it out by now, wouldn’t you? When it … Continue reading


To Gray Or Not To Gray, That Is The Question

“I toyed with the idea of going back to my “roots”…” Continue reading

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May you give some. May you get some.

“Later I found out that millions of people had written down the same original, profound thought.” Continue reading

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Farewell NaNoWriMo

But here’s the thing. For me, writing is not just about writing useable material. For me, it is as much about the experience of writing, as it is about producing a finished manuscript. Continue reading

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