Ruth Bass

As a newspaper reporter and columnist, Ruth Bass has been telling the stories of real people for a long time. A descendant of generations of New Englanders, she has also listened all her life to people like the characters in Sarah's Daughter, her first venture into fiction. A resident of the Berkshires, she has won many awards for writing and editing and was recently inducted into the New England Press Association's Hall of Fame.

She is a graduate of Bates College and Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, has been an elected town official, and is married to novelist Milton Bass. They have three adult children. She writes a weekly newspaper column on everything from politics to puppies, is author of twelve cookbooks, and in her spare time turns to gardening, reading, knitting, photography, travel, tennis, and golf.