Ruthe McDonald is the author of both fiction and non-fiction. A freelance writer, as well as an editor, Ms. McDonald is CEO of both Johnrue Publishing and RueFox, LLC. In addition, she is CLO for Mynding My Own Business Entertainment LLC. (Executive Producers of the triple HBO award-winning film, THE BULLY).Ms. McDonald is currently working on an adaptation of her first novel, Southern Comfort, to a screenplay, along with several other projects in the work. Ruthe is an ambassador and advocate for The Stop Bullying Project®. (TSBP® works to bring an end to all forms of bullying. www.thestopbullyingproject.com) and Certified Consultant to #SurpriseTheStruggling, Inc. A 501 c3 nonprofit organization that assists those combatting homelessness. (www.surprisethestruggling.org)
Unique traits: I don't know if you can call it a unique trait but in the midst of chaos, I see color and puzzle-pieces that I can easily organize into a structured plan. Storytelling is an art-form that I can honestly say I developed to endure a very painful childhood. Creating, writing, the development of characters comes easily to me. It is through people watching and traveling that I get the most inspiration. My faith is an integral part of who I am. Yet, it is only one part. Throughout my life's journey, I have learned that with each new season of life, I grow and learn something new about who I am and who I want to be. This insight allows me to stretch myself as a writer. I love what I do. Writing is my passion. The ability to touch lives and transport people to different places and times through words on a page, or on a screen or on a stage is one of the greatest feelings I have ever known. A few other unique or not-so-unique traits? Well, as long as you don't tell anyone...I love cartoons (70's & 80's era). And when I am writing, either cartoons or music is playing in the background. I have played the violin for over 26 years. I also learned the clarinet, piano, and guitar. I love the moon and the stars. I love the rain and still stand in it like a little girl. I love black and white movies, and I love foreign films, and above all, I really, really, love to laugh; even if it's at myself!