Ruth Richard Begnaud, journalist, New Orleans native, has been published in the Baton Rouge Times and Morning Advocate. She was reporter-photographer for the Terrebonne Press, Houma, La. Her strengths as a journalist were special features and human interest stories, with her own byline.
She has won several first prizes statewide, both in fiction and special features, with her writer's group, National League of American Pen Women, St. Louis Branch.
Her first novel was Shadow Valley and Circle of Cornflowers follows with its own story of the Edwards family.
The author lived six years near the restored San Fernando Mission, San Fernando Valley, California. Her love of history, adventure and romance helped spring to life characters for her stories.
She lives in St. Louis, MO.