“Real support for parents. We especially liked the differentiation between cooperative kids who need help and non-cooperative kids needing help, as well as the distinction between parents who are helpful and those who are considered co-dependent. We will recommend Kids, Alcohol & Drugs to our Toughlove parents.”— Phyllis and David York, founders of Toughlove
“With skill, insight, and empathy, Ruth Maxwell tackles one of the most insidious problems of our time so that parents can start their children—and themselves—on the road to recovery.”— Joyce Vedral, Ph.D., author of My Teenager Is Driving Me Crazy
The Broken Turtle Blues is Ruth Maxwell’s first novel. Her short story entitled “The Broken Buffalo” was published in Valley Voices: Passages – An Anthology of Central Colorado Writers in 1999. Both the novel and the short story explore similar subject matter.
Ruth and her husband, along with their tuxedo cat and big-eared Chihuahua, live half the year in Ocean Shores, Washington, and the other half in Yarnell, Arizona.