I began writing at the age of 12. Growing up outside of New York City, I attended many Broadway plays and musicals that served to stimulate my imagination. While attaining my Journalism degree at Marshall University I received numerous writing awards. After graduation, I maintained my desire to write by editing and writing for corporate bulletins, preschool/elementary school newsletters  and the local newspaper. As a stay at home mom, I am able to devote my mornings to writing, something that is now coming to fruition. My children’s books, THE VILLA DOG, (an Epic Award nominee and a Main Line Magazine staff pick),THE OLD FORTRESS DOG,THE KONA DOG (all 3rd grade book club reads) and my recently released historical fiction THE VALLEY FORGE DOG (5th grade and up) have been embraced by children, parents, and the educational community. My Historical/Romance, SISTERS INN, is set on America’s frontier in the 1870s, available through Simon&Schuster is about two  very brave and strong women with a dream that is against the odds given the times. Since the release it has received 5 star reviews.


A strong believer in keeping the mind and body in harmony, I enjoy Pilates and long walks with my dogs. I also enjoy cooking, reading, music, photography and travel.

I am both fortunate and blessed to have a loving family and some amazing friends enriching my life on a daily basis.


WRITING AFFILIATIONS:

Member, Romance Writers of America

Member, Valley Forge Romance Writers

Member, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

Member, PennWriters


WRITING CREDITS:

Published in Writer’s Digest Magazine

In-depth article published in Delaware Beach Life Magazine

Various corporate and non-profit newsletters

HuffPost Blogger

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ruth-g-zavitsanos/when-getting-in-the-drive_b_8330122.html


TV SHOWS/MUSIC

Growing up my favorite shows were The Flintstones (my dog’s name is Pebbles), Bewitched, That Girl, The Waltons, Little House on the Prairie, The Brady Bunch, The Partridge Family, Mary Tyler Moore, and Rhoda. I’m glad to finally have two new shows that are highly engaging, TIMELESS and THIS IS US.  My guilty pleasure is the Housewives reality series...mostly because I miss daytime soap operas! Please bring back ALL MY CHILDREN. When it comes to music my taste is eclectic with everything from ABBA to Maroon 5 and One Republic to U2. I love when a certain song brings back a special memory! Another favorite is Dancing with the Stars. I wish there were more entertainment shows on.  A resurgence of The Carol Burnette Show or Sonny and Cher would be nice!

 

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