Ruth Hull Chatlien

About me

Ruth Hull Chatlien has been a writer and editor of educational materials for twenty-five 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 the young adult book Modern American Indian Leaders.
She lives in northeastern Illinois with her husband, Michael. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found gardening, knitting, drawing, painting, or watching American football.

From my website

A Tiny Candle in the Dark

All morning, I felt agitated by the news of the attacks in Paris and Beirut yesterday and found it hard to settle to any productive tasks. Then about noon, I reminded myself why I’m writing my current novel. Like The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte, it’s another novel based on real events—the story…

Review of Madame Picasso

When I attended the Historical Novel Society convention in June, I heard a panel that included Diane Haeger, who also writes under the name Anne Girard. Her discussion of her novel Madame Picasso intrigued me, partially because it’s set in a fascinating time period and partially because it—like my novel…

Cover Reveal for America’s First Daughter

I was fortunate to meet the author Stephanie Dray at the Historical Novel Society convention in June, and today I am pleased to participate in the cover reveal for America’s First Daughter, which she wrote with Laura Kamoie. BLURB In a compelling, richly researched novel that draws from thousands of…

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