Portrait: E. Ruth Harder

Hello, my name is E. Ruth Harder and I am so grateful to share my stories with the world.  I've received so much support and encouragement from so many of you, all I can say is, "Thank you."

Elsie Ruth Dornbusch grew up on a farm in Uvalde County Texas. She married Charles Harder (deceased, 2003) in 1957. She’s lived in Livermore, California since October 1965. She was a Technical Information Specialist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory until retirement. Achieved a BA in English, California State University, Hayward, California and a Masters in Library Science from San Jose State University in San Jose, California.

In younger years as a “stay at home” mom of two daughters and a son, she wrote magazine articles published in the Camper Coachman and The Craftsman Magazine.

Advances in Library Administration and Organization, Vol. 13, 1995, published her work, “Library Automation’s Effect on the Interior Design of California Public Libraries.”

She has written scripture–based puppet scripts performed for children at Sunday morning worship at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Livermore. Her poem “Widow’s Window,” is published in the 2014 California Writers Club, Tri-Valley Branch anthology, Encore. “A Light in Every Corner” is in 2014 Word Movers, An Anthology of Creative Writings by Seniors.

She says, “Critique groups and workshops of the California Writers Club, Tri-Valley Branch help keep me motivated as I pursue my passion for writing. “

“Daily prayer and Bible studies and my Holy Cross Lutheran Church family and those at Faith Lutheran in Kamiah, Idaho, both keep me focused on what is most important in my life, the eternal blessings of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.”

I live in California, but am equally at home in Texas and Idaho.