About the Author

santa fe author barbara jean ruther

Barbara Jean Ruther is the author of Dirt Roads and Places They Take You – Poetry and Memoirs. Dirt Roads is a finalist in The New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards.


Barbara is also the author of The Strawberry Field, The Story of Two Sisters, an Erotic Romance. Beth is warm and caring, Alyssa is wickedly mean. Alyssa lures Beth’s husband, Raymond, into her web of dark secrets. Raymond contrives to take control of Beth’s inheritance, giving her a full prescription of antidepressants. She is taken to a private clinic to recuperate and meets the handsome psychiatrist, Dr. Mitchell Matthews…


Another novel/love story by Barbara is Saving Snowflakes in My Pocket, Love’s survival through years of deception.


In her career, Barbara wrote destination travel programs in marketing for a world airline and gave presentations to groups. After living in New York and Chicago, she is back home in Santa Fe, working on her next book.