The Written Word: Created, Edited, Perfected.



Ruth has a BA in English from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a teaching certification in secondary English. She also holds an MA in administration from Goddard College in Vermont. She is a contributing author to the anthology series Not Your Mother’s Books, published by the same folks who created the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. She is the author of Living with Ghosts, a non-fiction narrative that examines the PTSD legacy of the Holocaust through three generations. She is a graduate of New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry’s Short Story class. She has been proofreading and editing for over 25 years. Outside of work, Ruth enjoys playing volleyball, traveling, reading, knitting, writing and cooking. Ruth lives in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Ann is the younger of the two, having been born about 11 months after Ruth. Ann’s first publishing credit was a poem in an anthology entitled, Male and Female Under 18. Ann received a certificate in editing from Manor College and is a graduate of New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry’s Short Story Class. Her editing skills have been honed on PR materials, websites, newsletters, short stories, poems, game rules, articles, and more. Her writing skills have developed while creating poetry, short stories, content for websites, game rules, tweets, PR materials, articles, newsletters, and more. Several of her short stories have been published in various magazines. Ann is also an assistant editor for Gathering Storm Magazine, Ann owns Gontza Games (, an independent board and card game company, in operation since July 2002. Ann is the proud mother of two daughters, two sons-in-law, and one incredibly beautiful and smart granddaughter.

As karma would have it, Ruth, Ann and Gemini Wordsmiths were all born under the astrological sign of Gemini. Ruth and Ann believe each one’s individual strengths complement the other – the yin and yang of the literary world. Ruth is superior at editing, and Ann at writing. Each project is given intense review. Instead of getting a second set of eyes, you receive four sets of eyes, as they both wear glasses! All projects are polished and perfected, and convey the most professional image possible.