Ruth King Porter was born in New York City. She grew up in a small town in Ohio and graduated from St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD. She and her husband, Bill Porter, came to Vermont in 1964 when Bill got a job on the Rutland Herald. In 1973 they moved to a farm in Adamant near Montpelier, where they have lived ever since. Porter raised their four children and most of their food and farm animals. She collaborated with her aunt, Bertha Frothingham, to edit a book of Maxwell Perkins’ personal letters, Father To Daughter. Porter has also written a one-man show about Perkins and has written and published two novels, The Simple Life (2006), and Ordinary Magic (2010).
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