by Pittsburgh Author and Writer Ruth Pollard Patterson
you to Ruth almost a month ago about her great book "GotMyEyesOnYou".
In her own words, this book is a page-turner tale which emphasizes
strong, emotional characterization and the healing power of love
through prayer. Brotha Ash Productions
interviewed her to find out more about her writings and what she
has planned for the future. Check out what she had to say.
did you start writing and why?
Im a story teller which created who I came to be. Ive
always enjoyed writing and have an over vigorous imagination. But
I never keep a diary. Instead I remember things by observing very
closely. I then sit down and write or talk to people. Lastly I research
my information to know as much about a topic as I can. It gives
me creditably as a writer. However,
I didnt become serious about writing or publishing my work
until I went to graduate school at Carlow University. It started
with a conversation, with a classmate, who I consider a dear friend,
Trisha M. Gadson. She shared her experiences of getting published.
Tris and I talked about it a little more, and with some of her ideas
and her blessings I went off and finished developing my characters
and got authorhouse on board.
you write about all different subjects?
I enjoy writing about a variety of different things. I write about
my personal experiences and about other people. Yet, drama is the
genre I enjoy the most. I write about situations that touch the
heart, your very soul. I also write in such a way that as soon as
you read the first page of my novel its engaging enough that
you cant put the book down.
you considered to be a non-fictional or fictional writer?
I think in every frictional novel there is some truth mixed in.
Id like to be considered both, a fictional and non-fiction
writer. In fact, my next novel due out in 2006 is NON-FICTION which
Im getting excited about.
by Carmen Morgan Washington
have had the pleasure of knowing Ruth, for better than 50 years.
I have always admired her strong work ethic and the positive
approach she takes with everything she encounters. I'm reminded
of the strong presence and commanding personality she seemed to
always demonstrate whenever she entered a new environment. Being
raised in the projects of Pittsburgh, faced with many challenges
and obstacles as early as the 7th grade, she excelled where many
would have failed. Because of Ruth's refined attitude, she always
stood out among her contemporaries and was often the object of admiration
from her peers. In grade school, her excellent academic background
prepared her for a successful tenure in high school. Afterwards
she entered the workforce with the United States Postal Service.
At the Post Office, she started working on the ground level and
soon worked her way up the ladder into management. Her progression
in the workforce was challenging in that she also attended night
school where she eventually earned a Master of Science in Professional
Leadership from Carlow University. Ruth's deep rooted belief in
God have been the driving factor in her ability to compassionately
share her beliefs and encourage her family and others to always
put God first. I'm extremely proud to have know Ruth all these
years and recommend her first novel "GOTMYEYESONYOU!"
to all who know her and to those who are being introduced to her
for the first time. You will find her writing style to be refreshing
and exciting. The easy reading of her story will grip your imagination
and indulge your mind into a blissful expression of her thoughts
and the pure magical way she develps her characters. I'm honored
to express my childhood memories and ongoing relationship with my
cousin of many years.
is a reflection of her gift and hard work.
Ruth was born
and raised in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Her mother migrated from
Alabama when she was a teen. She told Ruth many stories of life
down South. Ruth spent the earlier years growing up in Pittsburgh's
Hill District. Yet, she came to know and love the South through
her yearly vacations to her maternal grandmother's which was the
source of her fictional first novel, GOTMYEYESONYOU!
(2005). Ruth studied at Carlow University and received her MBA
in 2004. In addition to marriage, raising two daughters, Ruth has
been a Postal Worker for over twenty-five years. Through the years
Ruth developed a passion for writing. But not until she went back
to college did she consider the possibility of getting published,
and her dream was born. Her
first novel is a contemporary storyline about an age old crime,
is a page-turner tale which emphasizes strong, emotional characterization
and the healing power of love through prayer. Ruth
is currently working on her second novel. Ruth enjoys writing, hanging
out with her grandchildren or out walking in the 'burg.
can be purchased from any book seller even if
you have to order it in; but its cheaper if you purchase from
or by calling 888-280-7715. Through
Author house the cost is $14.50 for the paperback (ISBN
1-4208-6346-0) and the hardcover is $23.00 (ISBN 1-4208-6347-9).
can contact Ruth by email @