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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Be "Roman Strong" for Roman Statt!!!

Here's what's happening. I have a friend. He's little. Two years old. He's stinkin' cute. His name is Roman Statt and WE LOVE HIM.

This is one of my favorite pics of Roman:

Ignore the clutter, really, that's totally the NORM around here. Focus on the center objects... Cute kid, binky in place, piling HUGE HEAVY THINGS together and balancing them. 18 months old, so funny, very methodical, focused on the job at hand... Dave decided he was an engineer in the making!!!

Stinkin' cute family, right???? Kevin, Darcy and Roman Statt

We love them. 

And then there's this:

Roman and his buddies on the porch swing! Brody, Roman, Joslyn, Mary Ruth and Megan!!!!

Healthy, happy, silly, climbing, exploring little boy...

But then....

Things started to change. Looking back we can see the bruising on Roman's legs... with no cause...

Mom and Dad took him to the doctor because bruises shouldn't come out of nowhere...

And now we're here:

And doing this:


AML is tough... but then, so is our Roman! And his family and friends and neighbors and community are rallying around this young family because no one should go broke fighting for the life of their child.

We're a small town. Close-knit. We're related in one way, shape or form to a lot of folks here!
I write about small towns because I love 'em...

And this small town is gathering forces to support one little man's fight.

Keep watch here for pictures of Chinese Auction prizes and further benefit details! 

If you can come, please do so!!! You don't have to eat spaghetti (although I'll be in the kitchen and it will be VERY GOOD SPAGHETTI!!!!)

Feel free to come, snack, buy tickets for prizes (Chinese Auction Raffle), the 50/50 raffle, and see healthy kids come out in support of one of their own.

Be "Roman Strong" for Roman Statt.

Monetary donations can be sent to 
Mary Wolfe
461 Parma Center Road
Hilton, NY  14468

For offering Chinese Auction items (baskets, large items, gift certificates, services)
Call Sandra Eichas   585-305-4404

or e-mail me (Ruthy) at ruthy@ruthloganherne.com

Mostly? We'd love your prayers, and those of your prayer groups.
You can follow Roman's progress at his Caring Bridge site:


(They'll have you register, but I did it, so clearly ANYONE CAN DO IT!!!)  :)

Thank you! And may God bless you, every single day.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Falling for the Lawman is Available!!!!!

I LOVE THIS BOOK.

For so many reasons, I can't possibly list them, but here are the main ones!!! Wonderful hero, troubled by decisions he's made... decisions that affected others and can't be fixed.

A heroine trying to save the family farm, and smart enough and strong enough to do it if only her brothers, the weather, God and the family would cooperate. Oh, and wait, the town supervisor of Kirkwood Lake is eyeing up seizing the lakeshore portion of her farmland for eminent domain to give new people lake access...

Cows.

Beansy-the-goat!!!!!

Puppies.  (Author loves puppies!!!!!)

And these twins, Dorrie and Sonya McKinney, how stinkin' adorable are they??? I love them. I loved writing them, and I'm thrilled that the girls get to be in the Christmas book too!!!!

HAPPY DANCING IN UPSTATE!!!!

Falling for the Lawman was inspired by two local farm women: Kim Zarpentine of Zarpentine Farms and Robyn Sweeney of Sweeney Farms. I took their dedication and devotion and hard work and fashioned McKinney Farm after them. And the name, McKinney Farm? That was the original name of the farm I live on.

Grab this book if you don't have it already. Take a glimpse of hard-working former migrant workers, strange but somewhat typical modern family profiles, mistakes, hope, faith, cute kids, good neighbors, second chances and dreams coming true.

You can get it here at AMAZON!!!!

And starting this weekend it will be available in Walmart, K-mart, grocery stores, and bookstores that carry the Love Inspired line from Harlequin!

HERE IT IS IN CALIFORNIA!!!  THANK YOU, KELI GWYN FOR THIS PICTURE! AND I LOVE THE PRICE, I LOVE THAT YOU CAN GET A LOVELY, HIGH-QUALITY INSPIRATIONAL READ FOR UNDER $5!!!!

That makes my budget-minded brain very happy!

Falling for the Lawman is also available for your Kindle and Nook (Barnes and Noble).

I'm making myself giddy, staring at this cover, but I don't care.

It's that sweet!!!

Sending out big smiles from upstate New York:

Ruthy

Thursday, August 8, 2013

FREE COPY OF TRY, TRY AGAIN FOR KINDLE USERS!!!!

This is EASY. For FIVE DAYS you have the chance to download this beautiful book for free. You can download it to your Kindle device or your laptop.


Download a free copy of my newest release (my first independent release!!!!!) and then...

See what you think.

Wait. Let me tempt you...

"When a derelict ex-cop steps in to save a rich man's life on Christmas Eve, he sets in motion a string of changes that save a life, a city and maybe... just maybe... a marriage.

Rich and powerful, Wall Street financial wizard had it all until his son's death showed him otherwise. A decade later, Conor has made peace with the man he'd been and likes the man he's become. But there's one final step in Conor's healing... making peace with his ex-wife.

Peace with Conor is the last thing on Alicia Bradstreet's mind. Her son's death hurt more than her heart... it darkened her soul. But their daughter's engagement to a single father... a young man much like Conor had been twenty years before... pushes Alicia out of her comfort zone. Can Alicia move beyond her anger - and Conor beyond his guilt - to

And I welcome your comments and reviews! Thank you for taking the time to download this beautiful love story... and I hope you love it as much as I do.

Ruthy