Ruth Hochman was born in Los Angeles, CA in 1972. She became an avid reader at a very young age. The bible and the dictionary were her favorite, and most read books in childhood. Ruth loves words, and still uses the dictionary daily. She was also a fan of Huckleberry Finn adventures and Aesop's Fables, the Nancy Drew mystery series, Little Women and Pearl S. Buck's novel, The Good Earth. Ruth loved the amazing hero's journey as experienced by the ancient Israelites. Those bible stories inspired her to believe in the possibility of overcoming great odds, and that all of life is a miracle. Ruth became an orphan when she was a toddler. Her mother, who she has no memory of, was stabbed to death in their front yard when Ruth was 2.5 years old.
Ruth's favorite place during childhood, other than school, was the local public library. During grade school, Ruth read The Good Earth and fell in love with the story line. She was deeply intrigued by opium and eunuchs. She wondered how a person could construct such a gripping story. The art of narrative was like magic to her.
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Ruth Hochman, author
In middle school Ruth began doodling with poetry and writing essays. Throughout her teen years Ruth loved writing letters, essays and journal writing. A high school teacher in 10th grade once told her she meandered too much in an essay. When Ruth was 20 years old she started writing poetry again. When Ruth was 21 years old she dreamed of becoming a professional writer. In 1995, Ruth first envisioned writing books. From 1995-1998, Ruth wrote two books of poetry. She started blogging on other platforms in the early 2000's until she started the first of many blogs of her own in 2005. In 2008, Ruth started self-publishing her works. By 2012, Ruth had self-published 17 books. In 2014, Ruth removed all of these titles from circulation.
Ruth was previously a candidate for an MFA in Creative Writing in 2017, having completed two semesters prior to withdrawing for family and health reasons. She later also completed one semester of graduate studies in the Humanities before also pulling out due to ongoing health issues. In October 2019, Ruth started writing her first novel, The Myth of the Ruling Class. Please feel free to contact Ruth directly.
Ruth holds a bachelor of arts degree in Sociology from American Public University.