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Ruth Sanderson’s love of fairy tales and fantasy began when she was a child, reading her father’s battered copy of Grimm’s Fairy Tales. This love grew as she spent much of her childhood in the woods playing in a pink castle in an abandoned theme park.
Ruth has illustrated over eighty books for children, and her fairy tales have received much critical acclaim. All of the original artwork from her book The Twelve Dancing Princesses is now in the permanent collection of the Norman Rockwell Museum, where she had a one-woman show featuring sixty-four oil paintings from her fairy tales. Her latest book is The Golden Key, a Victorian fairytale by George MacDonald, illustrated in scratchboard.
Ruth is the co-director of an MFA in Children's Book Writing and Illustrating, offered during summer terms at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. She lives the rest of the year with her husband and assorted pets in Massachusetts