Hello! I’m Ruth – a freelance writer and award-winning blogger based in Devon, UK. I’ve written for a variety of print and online publications including Devon Life, Exeter Life, Christian Today, The Herald (Plymouth, UK) and many others (see Articles). In addition, I am starting to provide copywriting and online marketing services as I undertake training with the College of Media and Publishing.
I studied BA (Hons) Geography with International Relations at Plymouth University where I achieved a first class honours degree. Before attending university, I was awarded a scholarship from the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) to undertake conservation work as part of a gap year to the USA. I love meeting new people and visiting new places – both of these experiences have shaped me as a writer.
In my spare time, I volunteer on the committee for the Association of Christian Writers (ACW) as Events Organiser planning and running Writers’ Days across the UK. I have volunteered with Christian Aid in their local office helping with administration, going to the Greenbelt Festival and recently hosted a Big Brekkie to fundraise for victims of natural disasters. I spent some time in 2015 volunteering for Oxfam as a Fundraising Coordinator and raised over £2000 for the Nepal Earthquake Appeal.
About My Blog – The Mustard Seed
The Mustard Seed started in 2011 as a way to share my thoughts of undergoing treatment for cancer and still trusting in God through it. It continues to reflect my faith in God in everyday life and I hope others will be encouraged through my words. In 2016, I won Premier Digital’s Young Blogger of the Year award which is a testimony to where this journey started to now and God’s faithfulness each step of the way.