Confessions of a Passion Addict

Truths by Ruth


This weekend I attended the quarterly meeting of the Ozark Writers League in Branson, Missouri. The theme of the conference was Women in Writing. The keynote speakers were August McLaughlin and Paris Afton Bonds, both very successful and strong women. However, there was a second theme swirling around this meeting as well.


I’m not talking about physical passion between two people but rather passion of the heart; the passion for life, work, family, career, and creativity.

This emotion is the gravy on the potatoes, salt on the carrots, and the icing on the cake.  It’s a writer’s secret weapon.  Passion keeps us at the computer to wee hours in the morning, back and neck screaming at us to stop. Eyes heavy with sleep. It burns white-hot and is never yielding. Passion to write the story negates the rejection letters. Keeps us hoping and believing in our craft. We’d write…

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Spock & Kirk Would be so Proud

Truths by Ruth

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Change can be scary.

The older I get, the more this becomes true. I’m comfortable doing it the old way. I’m a firm believer in, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. But there are times when change must occur. The recent happenings with the Ozark Writers League in Branson, Missouri is a prime example of this. In case you haven’t heard, after 30 years of meeting every quarter at the College of the Ozarks, OWL (Ozark Writers League) got kicked off campus. Two weeks before our meeting for February.

The campus at the College of the Ozarks is beautiful. A large pond complete with fountains and swans meet visitors as they come through the gate. A peaceful atmosphere settles over you as you drive the quiet streets. College of the Ozarks is a private-funded, Christian-base school.

Just what does Christian-based mean? I suppose everyone who attends must believe in…

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A Howling Good Time!

If you weren’t able to be at the book launch of Daughter of the Howling Moon, here’s just a taste of what you missed!

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Daughter of the Howling Moon Book Launch!

Book Launch


ruth1275cJoin R.H. Burkett at The Grand at 117, where she’ll perform excerpts from her latest novel. Did you know she wrote the story of Daughter of the Howling Moon by channeling her characters?

grand3Who knows…maybe Bethany Ann or Lady Tibitha will appear somewhere in the ballroom of The Grand! 

Grand2Or perhaps you’ll catch a glimpse of the evil Jedidiah sneaking a drink at the bar.

Of course, besides light refreshments, door prizes and other giveaways, you never know what R.H. Burkett may have up her sleeve.

One thing is for sure, you won’t want to miss this event!

Please RSVP by clicking HERE.


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Coming soon!

ruth1275cMy new novel, Daughter of the Howling Moon, is due to be released late this year from Pen-L Publishing. I’m proud of everything I write, but this book is extra-special to me. For one thing, all of it was channeled. From the first word to the last, I depended on my character, Bethany Ann to give me her story. It wasn’t until the 12th chapter that she trusted me enough to tell me where this story was headed. Until then, she’d only given me one chapter at a time.

DHM_FrontCover_9-2-14 (2)While I always channel my characters and story, Daughter of the Howling Moon is the only book that I absolutely had no idea what-so-ever where it was going, the characters, or how it would end up.

Wait until you see what Bethany Ann finally shared with me!



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