Born on Grand Manan Island in the Bay of Fundy off the coast of New Brunswick, Canada, and Main, USA, Ruby Hunter Greenlaw is an award winning poet and a distinguished member of the National Society of Poets. Ruby has also won several Editor's Choice Awards for her poetry. This is the second edition of My Secret Corner, with never-before-published poetry added.
She was married a day after her 18th birthday, in the bedroom of her cancer-stricken mother. Dying only five weeks after the wedding, her mother had told her she could die in peace knowing Ruby was married and could give a home to her three younger sisters. She and new husband, Danish born Fred Hunter, made a home for her three sisters, ages 11, 14, and 16, and then had five children of their own. Ruby was widowed at a young age when a teen-age driver hit her husband while he was on a walk. Ruby worked at several jobs to support her family, including private nursing and a restaurant cook. She moved to the St. Stephen area and eventually met Eston Greenlaw, just out of the US Air Force, and they married in 1961. He cared for her five as if they were his own and they had a son together. They are retired and living in St. Stephen.
Though Dyslexic, Ruby had never allowed it to interfere with her writing or whatever she wanted to do in her life. She is also an avid painter with scenes from her childhood island home a favorite theme. Ruby is a cancer survivor who uses her optimism and faith to help others and continued to write both poetry and short stories during her illnesses. She recently lost a son and used her writing as an outlet for her grief, composing a poem about her feelings during that time. Ruby has been a great inspiration to others both through her friendships and her poetry.
Click here to read about Ruby's first book,