R.H. Burkett, aka Ruth Weeks, is an international tarot card reader who draws from her deep Cherokee and Cajun roots to write riveting tales of the paranormal. From her travels to ancient stone circles in rural Ireland to her explorations in the French Quarters of New Orleans, s
he tells stories that encompass her love of all things mystical. Her latest release Broom Flyers Tales and Spells, is a compilation of her short stories, one of which was nominated for a 2023 Spur Award (Western Writers of America).
Her first novel, Soldiers in the Mist, was voted Ozark Writers League (OWL) 2012 Best Book of the Year. Her second novel, Daughter of the Howling Moon, was the Oklahoma Writers Federation (OWFI) 2015 Book of the Year. As a child, Ruth was fascinated by stories about her Grandmother Ely, who was part Cherokee and part Cajun. That was the inspiration for her adopting the handle Witchy Woman.
She currently lives in Springdale, Arkansas, with her cat muse Fred. Check out her website RHBurkett.com and follow her author’s Facebook page, where you can watch videos of the author talking about her travels and how she gets inspiration from her travels, her heritage, and the people she meets, both from this world and the next.
Born and raised by a minister and his wife, a former actress, she is known as an ‘edutainer’ and weaver of tales, true and mostly true. She has worked in the publishing industry as an executive editor, and she was formerly the publications director of the largest provider of early childhood resources in the United States.