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A Missouri native, Ruth (Lee Scofield) grew up in Kansas City before TV and learned early on that "let's pretend" was a wonderful game. She learned the work ethic early, too, holding a variety of jobs during high school: carrying cafeteria trays at 14, clerking in a dime store, drug store fountain waitress and office work.
After graduation, Ruth married the love of her life, Charles, had two children, Karen and Charlie, and moved around the country with her IBM husband. While living in New York, Ruth worked as a multi-task person for a weekly newspaper and had her first byline as a feature writer.
An avid Bible student, Ruth worked for 30 years with teens within her church and hosted both a weekly woman's prayer group and young adult study group while living near Washington, D. C., where she attended her first RWA National Conference. She joined the local RWA chapter and a heavy-duty critique group where she honed her skills.
Ruth wrote four western historicals for Harper as Lee Scofield. Her first, SWEET AMITY'S FIRE, was a finalist for RWA's First Book RITA award. Her first contemporary inspirational romance, written as Ruth Scofield, IN GOD'S OWN TIME, was published by Silhouette's Steeple Hill in June of 1998. Her second, THE PERFECT GROOM, was released in June 1999.
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