Ruth W. Crocker is an author and playwright. Her essays have been recognized in Best American Essays and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her magazine and journal articles have been featured in The Gettysburg Review, Grace Magazine, O-Dark-Thirty, T.A.P.S. Magazine, and The Saturday Evening Post. She writes about family, resilience, coping with the death of loved ones, the aftermath of war, life after personal tragedy, and the writing process. She was recently honored by an invitation to the White House for breakfast on Memorial Day, 2014, where she presented her memoir, Those Who Remain: Remembrance and Reunion After War, to President Obama.