Ruth G. Zavitsanos

Author of Children's Chapter Books and Women's Fiction

Ruth G. Zavitsanos began writing at the age of 12. Growing up outside of New York City, she attended many Broadway plays and musicals that served to stimulate her imagination. While attaining her Journalism degree at Marshall University she received numerous writing awards. She has been published in Writer’s Digest magazine and had an in-depth article in Delaware Beach Life magazine. Ruth is a member of PennWriters, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Valley Forge Romance Writers Group and Romance Writers of America. Her first novel, Flight of Little Dove, a historical romance/YA, received five star reviews and is a book club selection for several independent bookstores. Recently, her second historical women’s fiction/YA, Sisters Inn was released with high acclaim. Ruth’s children’s chapter books, The Villa Dog (an Epic Award and a Main Line Today staff pick) , The Old Fortress Dog and The Kona Dog (all third grade book club reads), have been embraced by children, parents and the educational community. Ruth’s fourth children’s chapter book, The Valley Forge Dog, a historical fiction, was recently released and is receiving five star reviews. She is also a featured HuffPost Blogger. Ruth enjoys Pilates, Zumba, cooking, reading, music, photography, snorkeling, bicycle riding, walks with her canine kids, and travel. Sharing her joy of writing with young students and encouraging them to put their imaginative stories on paper gives Ruth great satisfaction. She and her family reside outside of Philadelphia, PA in Chester County. Ruth can be contacted at Feel free to visit her website at