Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Welcome to Ruth J. Hartman

Welcome to the inaugural post of this year's off-the-wall interviews! I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did.

Tell me five things I probably don’t know about you and that most folks wouldn’t guess.

1) I've ridden a camel, climbed up in the pyramids, and had several marriage proposals. This all happened when I was a junior in high school and took a trip of the Holy Land with my dad. When one of the men asked dad if he could buy me from him for 51 camels, my dad, a minister, looked at the guy and said with a straight face, "Sorry, I won't go lower than 52."

2) I'm left-handed, but practice dental hygiene with my right hand, because the instructors at school told us it would be easier for them if we switched.

3) I am severely directionally-challenged. It's so bad that one time I actually got lost in my brother's house. It was a big house, but still...

4) I'm 100% cat-crazy. I've loved them all my life. I've even been known to hiss at someone before if they were being particularly annoying.

5) I never planned on writing romances, but once I wrote my first one, I loved it. And it stuck!

Finish this sentence:

The greatest heroine of all time was _____ because _____ .

The greatest heroine of all time was Buttercup (The Princess Bride) because She believed her hero would come for her even though she thought he was dead.

Write me a paragraph using the following three words: Upscale, Houseplant, Crazy.

The crazy loon who lives up the road lives in what he thinks of as an "upscale" house. It has bathroom facilities. Inside! The only problem? He thinks the houseplant he has in the bathroom windowsill fulfills the requirements of a curtain. He's sadly mistaken.

Ruth J. Hartman is a published author/licensed dental hygienist. She lives in rural Indiana with her husband and their two very spoiled cats.

Her website/blog can be found at:

Her newest romance novel, "Pillow Talk" about a tooth fairy who falls in love with her dentist, will be available in June from Class Act Books.


Ruth J. Hartman said...

Thanks for hosting me on your blog, Marianne :)

Brandy said...

The paragraph cracked me up! Fabulous interview! *G*

Ruth J. Hartman said...

Thanks so much, Brandy! I appreciate your comment :)

Mysti Holiday said...

Ruth, I'm SO with you on the directions thing! ROFL... My newest car has GPS and I'm so thrilled by that I can't begin to tell you.

So funny about your dad and the camels -- glad the guy didn't say, "Well, okay then -- 52."


Mysti Holiday said...

Wait.. hang on... I just read the info on your book: "a tooth fairy who falls in love with her dentist".

Okay.. that sounds like a must read!!

Ruth J. Hartman said...

Thanks for your comment, Mysti! This interview was fun to do, and brought back a lot of memories :)

Ruth J. Hartman said...

Thanks again, Mysti :)

groovyoldlady said...

I love the interview and the premise of her book will have me giggling all day. Especially since my husband doubles as "Glennis, the Tooth Fairy". I guess I need to get into dental school ASAP!

Ruth J. Hartman said...

Dear Groovy,

Your husband as a tooth fairy? Now that's funny!