My passion is learning people’s stories: the way we do things, individually and as a society; how we share our values and face our challenges; what motivates our interaction with the world. I’ve written about subjects as varied as a child’s accidental death, a religious view of plastic surgery, the connection between public speaking and music, and much more. My special interests include religion, health care/medical issues, and public speaking. You can read samples of my writing here.
I have a master of arts degree in print and multimedia journalism from Emerson College and am pursuing a master of fine arts in creative nonfiction at Goucher College.
I am president of the Houston chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and a member of the Religion Newswriters Association and the Association of Health Care Journalists. I served on the local station board of KPFT/Pacifica radio from 2011-2012. I am an avid member of the Toastmasters organization and serve as president of the Boeing Toastmasters club and the Speakers R Us Toastmasters club. I am based in Houston, TX, where I have lived since 2003.
If you’re looking to hire a professional, skilled and energetic writer, contact me at ruthmiriam (at) earthlink (dot) net.