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February 2013

In the Booth with Ruth – Aashika N. Damodar, Anti-Human Trafficking Activist, Advocate and Non-Profit Founder

February 26, 2013 // 2 Comments

So many events in my life have culminated to this point: a life dedicated to combating sexual violence and trafficking. When I entered university, I learned about a trafficking case that took place right across from my dormitory at UC Berkeley. Lakireddy, a Berkeley landlord and restaurant owner, came under investigation when a young woman died in one of his apartment buildings. He was convicted for both sex and labor trafficking...

In the Booth with Ruth – Stephanie Freeman, Author

February 24, 2013 // 1 Comment

I have a degree in professional writing. During my many incarnations as an educator, I’ve gone from writing curriculum for various types of classes including computer applications and adult basic education, to resume/ professional portfolio development, grant writing and standard operating/ implementation procedures for state funded programming such as...

In the Booth with Ruth – Jennifer Domenico, Author

February 21, 2013 // 0 Comments

I’ve written off and on since I was a child. As an adult, I’ve written for blogs and online magazines but never undertook a full-length novel. I always had the dream but never seemed to have the perseverance. Then, in July last year, I had the most spectacular, vivid dream. It played out like a movie and when I woke up, I decided to try writing it down. The idea...

In the Booth with Ruth – George S Geisinger, Author

February 20, 2013 // 0 Comments

I was a young adolescent boy, and started writing, trying to figure out which girl in my school it was that I really liked the most at the inconsequential age of thirteen. It was a toss-up between two different girls, and writing about it did not get either one of them to ever go out with me, but it did help me feel better than the wretched, depressed soul I had...

In the Booth with Ruth – Nic Taylor, Author

February 5, 2013 // 0 Comments

I would hardly say I have a writing background at all; I was rubbish at English at school, despite that my mother was an English teacher (not mine thank God). The first thing I wrote in years that was not an email or a proposal or such was my PhD dissertation. That ran to, I think, about 25,000 words, which I tried to keep ‘un-dry’, the polar opposite to every...

In the Booth with Ruth – Craig Douglas, Author

February 4, 2013 // 2 Comments

A boy of fourteen began to flourish when given English homework. It was the creative kind that made me explode with ideas. My teacher inspired me when she said I had talent. I've got her to thank for that. In my 20s and 30s it has been hit and miss due to a frenetic time in the army, but now I'm out it's even more hectic...

In the Booth with Ruth – Darren Sant, Author

February 4, 2013 // 5 Comments

My writing, generally, is drawn by ideas and scenes that pop into my head. I try not to think in terms of genre if I can help it. An interest in human nature and what makes us tick are perhaps the things that drive me to drift towards crime on occasion...