A thought provoking time period book that will inspire older children to consider where they are and what they wish for.
My name is Felicia "Ruth" Miller. My friends and family call me Ruthie or Ru, Rufus to my daddy. I tell everyone that my mom was confused because she named me Felicia and called my Ruthie. It is really not surprising, her name is Jennie Mae and everyone I knows her as Sandy. That is another story completely. My father is from North Carolina and my mother from Kansas. I was born in Florida and raised in Akron. Ohio. If you ask my Daddy, He would explain that even though I was raised in Ohio, his baby girl was “Southern by the grace of God!”
I have been an artist of sorts most of my life. My first job was as a Cosmetologist and Makeup Artist. Later as a young stay at home Mother, I made crafts and candies in order to pay for Christmas and Birthdays money. I went back to school at age 30. I was a single parent working 3 jobs and pursuing a degree in mechanical design. In college I was Student Senate President, Peer Counselor and I helped form a Community Volunteerism Club named INVOLVED. I was also a driver to establishing the annual event Woman’s Day at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College. I believe we must give back for the gifts we receive. The power of three.
While in school I developed a love for drawing older buildings. One of my teachers even had me sign a few of my drawings because she stated I would be famous someday. I am not sure famous is the description I would use. Perhaps Infamous would be a better description.
My Business background is extensive. I graduated with My Associates Degree in Applied Science of Mechanical Design. I never worked in this field. For the next few years I continued worked in a restaurant and bar management position. I worked for GEICO Insurance companies starting call center customer service and sales insurance agent. I moved onto a Supervisor and eventually a Trainer. I helped open the Buffalo NY office. I worked in three office total at GEICO, two of which were in VA. I took 1 year off work in order to look after my mother. Finally I worked for Kantar Media in media research and development as an operation supervisor and departmental training supervisor.
While was also credited with starting a Toast Masters Intl club at Kantar. I won many awards and public speaking contests as an active member. One of my speeches inspired a children’s book that I authored.
Over the last several years I was encouraged by my husband and family to return to my passion for art. I presently reside in Rocky Mount NC. I moved with my husband because he had moved with me several times. We support each other’s dreams. As the mother of four children and four grandchildren, I am blessed. Both my parents are still alive and they still inspire me with their passion. This physical live journey is only the beginning. My spiritual journey continues as I grow. My belief in learning and comprehending as much as I can of the metaphysical and supernatural is an essential part of my path and this journey. So I wanted to include the offerings of spiritual enlightenment as a continued way of thanking our creator.
My grandparents were from North Carolina. Our goal is to open a retail store and art studio in Historical Rocky Mount to complement our online store.
Thank you so very much for support my dreams.
Owner of Moonstruck Creations NC