Ashley Ruth, founder and chief blogger of www.alittlesanctuary.org and adventurer of www.thereimightlive.wordpress.com, has most recently been a secondary English teacher in small-town Texas. Born into a Southern Baptist family, her dad is a pastor and her mother teaches Spanish. She has had to work out her faith with it always being beside her – through questioning, debating, and crying out to a God she had been taught was there. She studied English and Religion at Oklahoma Baptist University, and has spent time in Mexico, Romania, Nepal, and New Zealand. She now lives with her husband in Auckland.