RuthAnn Hogue is the first-place recipient for nonfiction books, memoir, in Arizona Press Women's 2006 Communications Contest. Goodbye, Walter advanced to earn second-place in national competition with the National Federation of Press Women. She accepted the award in Denver in September 2006.
Hogue's day jobs have included writing Web marketing copy for Apollo Group, Inc. She has also taught JMC 425 Online Media part time for Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She's also spent many years as a journalist and does technical support for a web hosting company.
She is devoted to her family, which she says always comes first. The traditionally published author and e-publisher adores her dogs and enjoys photography. She occasionally plays guitar.