M. Ruth Myers (who has also written as Mary Ruth Myers) is the author of novels in several categories. Most recent are those in her Maggie Sullivan mystery series featuring a Depression era private eye in Dayton, Ohio.
Her novels have been translated into several languages, optioned for television, condensed in Good Housekeeping and used in a college class in Japan. She has taught at writers' conferences across the country including the Antioch, Cape Cod and Mark Twain conferences.
An only child, Myers was born in Warrensburg, MO, to Martin and Mavourneen Flynn. When she was nine the family moved to Wyoming. After earning a Bachelor of Journalism degree at the University of Missouri J-School she worked as a reporter and feature writer on daily papers in Saginaw, MI, and Dayton, OH.
She and her husband are long-time Ohio residents with one grown daughter.
When not writing or reading, Myers plays Irish traditional music on a button accordion and an Anglo concertina. She is rumored to have a serious dependency on blue corn tortilla chips.