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.
I’m a full-time wife and mum :). I have volunteered on the committee for the Association of Christian Writers (ACW) as Events Organiser planning and running Writers’ Days across the UK, with Christian Aid in their local office and Oxfam as a Fundraising Coordinator and raised over £2000 for the Nepal Earthquake Appeal. I also love reading and I am always running out of space for the books and magazines I accumulate. I prefer paperback to Kindle because I like to turn the pages, physically hold a book and if I’m in a weird mood, I like to sniff the pages.
I frequently dream and pray of getting the opportunity to study the Bible in greater depth through further study. Not sure what this looks like yet. Also, I long to get myself back to the USA in some capacity. I’m learning about patience and trusting God in this. Life is truly a beautiful, if surprising adventure.
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.