Ruth Hartman Berge is a Florida native who enjoys writing in several genres--mainly because she just enjoys writing. She is a former columnist for Seabreeze Publications, Inc. where her column, "The Florida You Don't Know" had a wide and loyal following.

She feels that her purpose in writing is to bring a smile to the faces of her readers whether the topic is memoir/history, children's books, or a nice mystery. After all, the world can be scary place these days. If she can make her readers escape to a kinder, gentler, sillier place, then she's done her job.