Ruth Richard Begnaud, New Orleans native, journalist, LSU, Baton Rouge,La. established her byline Ruth Richard in campus newspaper, The Reveille, elected editor-in-chief of The Newmanscope by Catholic student center, secretary-treasurer of Theta Sigma Phi, Journalism honorary organization LSU chapter. Her feature and human interest stories appeared in the Baton Rouge Times and Morning Advocate. She was reporter-photographer for the Terrebonne Press, Houma, La. where she met husband. Author would like to thank Lurnice Begnaud for publishing Attakapas Gazette magazines in which she included "Down where the sugar cane grows" by James P. Kemper, which describes working inside a sugar mill during period of author's story. Other books published are Shadow Valley and Circle of Cornflowers. The author lives in St. Louis, Mo.