Ruth Ochs Webster was born and raised in Covington Kentucky, a town on the Ohio River. The majority of her adult life was spent in the State of Maryland, from the Eastern Shore to Mountain Maryland, from Baltimore and Annapolis to Cumberland. She now resides six miles from Downtown Pittsburgh, near the confluence of the two rivers that form the Ohio.
Ruth has both bachelor's and master's degrees from Frostburg State University. She was the coordinator of the Adult Literacy program at Allegany College of Maryand in the early 1990s, where she served as adjunct faculty, teaching developmental reading and English. Ruth retired in 2013 from the Board of Education of Allegany County after teaching in intermediate level grades for twenty years, specializing in language arts and United States history. She was a National Board Certified Teacher.
Currently, Ruth is working as an author/entrepreneur, having launched the first book in a seven-volume Civil War fiction series titled "Toe the Mark" in January 2017. Volume one, Henry: The Jersey Brigade, is available in paperback and Kindle format through Amazon.com. The second in the series, Jesse: 53rd Kentucky, is due to be published by the end of summer 2017.
Over the years Ruth's work has been featured in: Allegany Magazine, Backbone Mountain Review, Cincinnati Enquirer, Collage, Cumberland Times-News, Drum Corps World, Kent County News, Kent Shoreman, Pittsbugh Post-Gazette, Solo Together, and The Traveler.
Awards: 2016 - First Place "Novel Beginning" category: Writing Success Conference