MEET RUTH P. WATSON
Ruth grew up at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in Lynchburg, Virginia. In her spare time, she has always enjoyed reading and writing, and listening to good stories. After leaving Virginia for college, she relocated to Atlanta, and worked as a project manager for a major corporation.
While there she found herself writing once again, publishing stories in the company newsletter. After completing her graduate work at Central Michigan University, she began to write daily.
Watson is the author of Blackberry Days of Summer, An Elderberry Fall, and Cranberry Winter. She divides her time between being a business owner, writer, and educator. She has a master’s degree and is currently working on her next novel, Strawberry Spring, and a documentary. A musical stageplay, Blackberry Daze, is based on her debut novel.
She is the recipient of the Caversham Fellowship, an artist and writer’s residency in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, where she published her first children’s book in Zulu, Our Secret Bond. She is a freelance writer and member of Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and has written for Upscale, Atlanta Journal and Constitution and other publications.
Ruth is the founder of Step Up and Pitch It; an event that hosts a panel of tv and film industry professionals. Aspiring film and tv writers present their pitches to the panel and and in turn recieve key knowledge, critiques and advice on how to package and pitch ideas and scripts to producers, and show runners.
She is an adjunct professor and project manager, who lives with family in Atlanta, Georgia.