also known on various websites as Jadisofeternity, Jadis, JadisRuth, or JoCarmen.
I was born March 17 1961 as Ruth Marguerite Manney in Walnut Creek California.
I have lived in Kansas since 1971, and have always wanted to write stories. I have never been very good at finishing things.
I also often do random art work in many different media and write poetry. Samples of that can be seen on on the four art online communities I belong to:
[storm no longer exists]
[sheezy no longer exists]
I am Married to Roy Patrick and we have lots of children [His mine and ours] most of whom are grown.
I have a BS degree in Anthropology and Social Science from Kansas State University in Manhattan Kansas. That's why I set bits of this story at KSU and in Manhattan Kansas. The university is my home town.
I'm bi-poar and probably slightly Autistic. So are some of my children. My husband has many physical disabilities.
We are active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints .
EDIT 2018. in April 2018 my eternal companion Roy filed for divorce. At the present time I am still shattered and grieving although for me it was often a very destructive relationship. This traumatic event in my life made devastating changes in my lifestyle and personality and mental health, none of which have resolved yet. it will surely have a huge impact on everything, including this story. how that plays out remains to be seen.