Ann is the younger of the two Geminis, having been born about 11 months after Ruth. Ann’s first publishing credit was a poem in an anthology titled, Male and Female Under 18. Ann received a certificate in editing from Manor College and is a graduate of New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry’s Short Story Class. Her editing skills have been honed on PR materials, websites, newsletters, short stories, poems, game rules, articles, and more. Her writing skills have developed while creating poetry, short stories, content for websites, game rules, tweets, PR materials, articles, newsletters, and more. Several of her short stories have been published in various magazines. Ann’s greatest achievement to date is that two of her short stories have been included in a time capsule that will be planted on the moon in 2022. That incredible story can be followed here.
Ann is the former owner of Gontza Games, an independent board and card game company, in operation from July 2002 through 2019. Ann is the proud mother of two daughters, two sons-in-law, and one incredibly beautiful and smart granddaughter.
Ruth earned a B.A. in English from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a teaching certification in secondary English. She also holds an M.A. in administration from Goddard College in Vermont. She is a twice-contributing author to the anthology series Not Your Mother’s Books, published by the same folks who created the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. She has three short stories in various anthologies. She is the author of (as-yet-unpublished) Living with Ghosts, a nonfiction narrative that explores the PTSD legacy of the Holocaust. She is a graduate of New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry’s Short Story Class. She has been proofreading and editing for over 25 years. Outside of work, Ruth enjoys playing volleyball, traveling, reading, knitting, writing, and cooking. Ruth lives in southeastern Pennsylvania with her first husband and two cats.