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I wish that the publication of Anne Geneva Rutledge’s Granddaughter of a Runaway Slave Boy could be happier, but that is impossible.

Anne died at the age of 94 on the day her book was released to the public.

Her passing was not unexpected. She had been suffering the complications of progressive heart disease and had been hospitalized twice in the past year, ultimately moving from Huntsville to Miami, Florida to be near her daughter, Barbara, and Barbara’s children.

Nonetheless, it is with heavy heart that we announce the publication of her memoir. Granddaughter of a Runaway Slave Boy was reviewed in the December issue of Old Huntsville Magazine and is available from several online book retailers. It retails for $19.95.

The link at Amazon is HERE:

The link at Barnes and Noble is HERE:

Regards, Steve Gierhart, Publisher, The Ardent Writer Press

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Steve Gierhart
Dale “Steve” Gierhart is a retired business manager for the United States Army. Based in Huntsville, Alabama on Redstone Arsenal, his career lasted from 1975 to 2010 in which he managed contracts, finances/accounting, and cost estimating for several missile defense systems, among which were Stinger, Avenger, Chaparral, Sentinel, JLENS, SLAMRAAM, and Non-Line of Sight.  The author wishes to thank the many co-workers, peers, and contractors who made these programs successful.  It is their tireless work that brought these systems to the soldier that needed them.  While budget constraints made it difficult for some of their work to see its full potential, they never blinked, they adjusted.  They persevered. Steve hails from Shawnee, Oklahoma; but most of his adult life has been spent in the beautiful hills of North Alabama where he lives with his wife, Bonny, who raises Tennessee Walking Horses. Between them, Steve and Bonny have 5 children and 9 grandchildren. Steve enjoys writing now that he is retired and plans more excursions of the imagination. He and Bonny, a retired engineer who worked as a contractor on several NASA and Army programs, will travel in their retirement though 15 horses, 4 dogs and 3 cats can crimp the best of plans.