Ruth Anne
  • Ruth Anne Caukwell
  • Teacher, Author, Inspirational Writer, Blogger, Proofreader, Editor
  • RuAnCa
  • Years in position: 1
  • Years in profession: 25
  • Type of Business: Sole proprietorship

Major Products and Services:

Inspirational writing for men, women and children; Blog; Writing for publication

Marketing Area:

International

Expertise:

Inspirational writing; Proofreading; Editing; Education

Hobbies/Interests/Sports:

Writing; Reading; Painting with pastels and acrylics; Drawing; Walking; Swimming; Nature; Animals

Educational Background:

Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Teaching and Learning; Bachelor of Modern Asian Studies, Griffith University; Diploma of Proofreading and Editing; Diploma of Journalism; Diploma of Commercial Art; Diploma of Writing

Affiliations/Associations/Societies:

Golden Key International Honour Society

Charity/Volunteer Work:

Catholic Social Services

What do you attribute your success to?:

Ms. Caukwell attributes her success to her hard work, honesty and integrity. In saying that, however, she also acknowledges the place that people have had in shaping her life. It is being able to help others, while learning from her own challenges and overcoming adversity, that has strengthened her ability to move forward in life.

How did you get involved in your profession?:

Out of personal adversity, Ms. Caukwell chose to be an inspiration to others. She decided to write about her experiences while offering solutions to help others overcome their own challenges. Ms. Caukwell’s hope is that her inspirational work will uplift others and help them learn to handle adversity. Her artist mother taught her to draw, paint and illustrate when she was young, so she has this skill and wishes to utilize this within her writings.

What do you consider to be the highlight of your career?:

The highlight of her career was finding her inner strength and discovering her authentic self. After a 20-year career with the federal government in Australia, Ms. Caukwell followed her dream of becoming an author and inspirational writer.

Where will you be in five years?:

In the coming years, Ms. Caukwell plans to use her work to rise above challenging situations. Her current inspirational publication, "Musings of a Blogger - Inspirational Thoughts for Your Life's Journey" is available for purchase from Balboa Press, which is a division of Hay House, and from Amazon.com, Inc.

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

Blogging; Writing; Creating inspirational works for publication; Teaching

Extended Bio:

Ms. Caukwell was born in Christchurch, New Zealand, as the youngest of six children. Her family moved to Tauranga, New Zealand when she was eight, Samoa when she was 16, and then to Brisbane, Australia when she was 17. Ms. Caukwell lived in Australia for many years before returning to her home city of Christchurch in May 2008. She is now concentrating on developing her literary career. She loves and lives life to the fullest, with a very positive attitude.