I’m an empty-nest Jersey girl recently relocated to Rhode Island and looking to ramp up my writing career.

I have published five children’s books, and too many news features and personal essays to count — mostly in Seven Days, the Vermont alt weekly newspaper where I was also an editor for several years.

My major focus right now is finding a publisher for LITTLE GRANDMA’S MIRROR, a novel that tells the parallel stories of adult siblings coming to terms with orphanhood today, and their grandmother coming to America from her shtetl in Galicia at the turn of the last century. Sexuality, religious obsession and a kick-ass klezmer clarinet all play important parts in the story.

While I wait for my agent to work a miracle, I’m trying to stay sane by finding my way into my next project.

You can follow me on Twitter @RuthHorowitz.

6 Responses to “About”

  1. christine Says:

    Hi Ruth,
    You have very good pieces here. Inspiring. My son and I love just got hooked reading your stories.
    Thank you for sharing these with us.

    Best regards,

  2. Ruth Horowitz Says:

    Thank you for reading, Christine! I’m glad you enjoy these.

  3. Kayla Feder Perez Says:

    Hi Ruth: While longing for some family connections I looked you up on Facebook and found your fabulous website. As always, I found myself fully engulfed in your writings and felt such a connection to some of the stories about your Mom and Grandma.

    It looks like your family is well and doing wonderful things. No surprise.
    I hope we can catch up sometime.

    Sending love, Kayla

  4. Ruth Horowitz Says:

    How great to hear from you, Kayla! And thank you for saying such nice things about this site. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

    Hope things are great with you, and sending love to you and the rest of the Daniel branch.


  5. Victoria Alara Alcoset Says:


    My classmates are starting to plan our 25th graduation reunion – unbelievable.

    I was suddenly inspired to look for you on FB and found my way here. Love your sheva brachot! I wrote my own for our ceremony in 2007.

    I look forward to enjoying your writing elsewhere in the blog.

    All best,

  6. Ruth Horowitz Says:

    Well hello there!

    I’ve been thinking about Notre Dame a lot lately. If you go to that reunion, please give me best to everyone there.

    I’m glad you like my sheva brachot. I would love to see your version, if you have it available. And congratulations on your marriage!

    Now I’m going to have to go looking for you on FB…


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