Ruth Hull Chatlien

About me

Ruth Hull Chatlien has been a writer and editor of educational materials for nearly 30 years. Her speciality is U.S. and world history. She is the author of THE AMBITIOUS MADAME BONAPARTE, a historical novel based on the life of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, and BLOOD MOON: A CAPTIVE’S TALE, based on the true story of Sarah Wakefield, who was taken captive during the Dakota War of 1862.
Ruth lives in northeastern Illinois with her husband, Michael. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found gardening, knitting, drawing, painting, or studying Swedish.

From my website

Zion: Theocracy on the Prairie

For the next few months, I will be writing about various utopian communities that I have been researching as background for my next historical novel. One of the many reasons for my interest in this topic is that I happen to live in a community that was founded as a…

Oneida: Perfectionism and Free Love

For the next few months, I will be writing about various utopian communities that I have been researching as background for my next historical novel. The first one is the Oneida Community. The founder of Oneida was John Humphrey Noyes, who lived from 1811 to 1886. In 1831, Noyes experienced…

What I’ve Been Reading: In the Shadow of Lakecrest

In the Shadow of Lakecrest by Elizabeth Blackwell is a lively story in the gothic style that I mostly enjoyed. Kate Moore meets handsome, wealthy, kind Matthew Lemont on a transatlantic crossing and is thrilled when he wants to continue their relationship after they dock in New York. On a whim,…

 
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