Classification Level: 20
New York Times Bestselling Author
Ruth Cardello was born the youngest of 11 children in a small city in northern Rhode Island. She spent her young adult years moving as far away as she could from her large extended family.
She lived in Boston, Paris, Orlando, New York–then came full circle and moved back to Rhode Island. She now happily lives one town over from the one she was born in.
For her, family trumped the warmer weather and international scene. She was an educator for 20 years, the last 11 as a kindergarten teacher. When her school district began cutting jobs, Ruth turned a serious eye toward her second love- writing and has never been happier.
She became a New York Times bestselling author with her Legacy Collection Series. She turned down a seven figure deal with a traditional publisher in 2012 and has never regretted that decision.
Her books have been translated into several languages, continue to sell well, and she loves being in control of her writing schedule. She signed with Montlake for a cowboy series, but most of her releases are still independent.
When she’s not writing, you can find her chasing her children around her small farm, riding her horses, or connecting with her readers online.