Born in Richmond, Virginia in 1966, Ruth Perkinson became inspired to write after reading The Color Purple.
While earning her English Education degree at Virginia Commonwealth University, she published a poem, “A Mandela,” about the plight of Nelson Mandela.
After a 10-year stint as a high school English teacher, Perkinson branched out with her own message of equality with her first book, Vera’s Still Point, in 2006. Her books are geared to young adults and often set in familiar Virginia locations with tough subjects like gay marriage, bipolar disorder and LGBT equality.
Her 2009 book, Breaking Spirit Bridge, was short-listed for a Lambda Literary Award for lesbian fiction in 2009.
An out activist herself, her works often provide the readers with the belief that, in her words, “They are not alone.”
On Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at Artworks Galery the Richmond Business Alliance, Wanda Fears, KMI Insurance, and Crowson Promotions will sponsor a Book Signing – Meet & Greet at Art Works Richmond to “Celebrate the Written Words of Richmond’s Gay Authors Ruth Perkinson & B. MacGregor.” This event was rescheduled from February [...]