Holly Sue Ruddock

Writer. Award-winning Author. Speaker. Storyteller. Jesus lover. Wife. Mom to four military heroes. Grammy to three wild, brave and beautiful girls.

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Bio

Holly Ruddock could be described as; Passionate, down-to-earth, relatable, and witty.

She is an Oregon born country girl, living life in the Seattle area. She married her high school sweetheart, Joe, mother to four adult children, and rockstar Mimi to three glories granddaughters.


As a speaker, author, blogger, and bible study teacher, Holly transparently shares her life story. Weaving the word of God with personal experiences, she will make you laugh, cry, and possibly snort.

In her victories, failures, and all the in-betweens, she draws you in with her storytelling ways, backing up her experience and inspirational thoughts with God’s Word. She will challenge you to dream and dare you to hope.

Her heart breaks over the injustices and she longs to change the world with small acts of obedience and generous acts of love.

She lives on the beautiful Kitsap peninsula with her husband and their six chickens; Noodle, Momma, Biscuit, Zippy, Winnie, and Dotty. When she is not writing or teaching, she loves to find healthy new recipes to “pin”, take adventurers in her lime green, 76 VW bus, and work in her garden. She is a self-professed coffee snob, but would never turn down a lousy cup of brew with a good friend. She relishes time spent with her four military children and their families and she will stop her world to spend as much time with them around the family fire pit.

 
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You, my friend, have a purpose. It’s not a size. You have a call. It’s not a title. You have a destiny. It’s not a position. 

Oh, friends, you are the apple of his eye. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Your existence is for His delight. You are made for more than paying bills, clocking in, and commuting. 

It’s the minutes in those actions that serve a purpose. It’s the character at the moment. It’s the interactions we have with those we see, speak to, and touch. 

It's knowing we are not just a bag of bones walking on this earth but a daughter or son fulfilling our father's purpose. 

It’s recognizing that our life matters. We make a difference. Our voices counts. And we are important instruments in the hands of our King. 

Because, believe me, you are made for more. And the hands of God are often found at the ends of obedient arms.

by Holly Sue Ruddock

You Matter

 
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In my words

A bit about me

I’ve always been passionate about the Word of God and enthusiastic in sharing what Jesus is teaching me. When I was younger, I longed to teach God's word, but I was told women could not be preachers; one of those voices was my dad. 


It was a giant conflict in my life at one time; to feel a call from my Heavenly Father to preach the gospel, and an earthly father who wouldn’t cross a street to hear a women speak. (his words)

I had to learn to obey the voice of God over my life and graciously ignore the religious opinions of man. (and it was hard)


In time, my dad came around and was very supportive. And Praise Jesus I have a husband who is my greatest cheerleader in my pursuits. 

 Until Jesus fully released me in my preaching and teaching, I taught our four children with the same excitement and passion I would a large audience.  Early on, Jesus spoke to my heart to take what was in my hands and do that with all my might. And what (or I should say who) was a busy brood of four. I am a storyteller, and bit of cheese ball with my humor,  therefore, teaching my kiddos the word was fun and entertaining. 

But oh, I longed to be released to the fullness of the call but knew the call of “mommy” and season of serving my family in its fullest was even higher. I’ve learned (with a few weepy nights) to not rush the process but trust the process towards the promise.

Interesting tidbits; Coffee is my love language. I love a scary roller coasters and I can eat an entire bucket of movie popcorn with a refill. (I don't, but I could) and I cherish long chats over coffee with a friend.  


And I love, love LOVE to train and equip God's women for their purpose;  to walk in authority, kindness and love and own their identity as daughters of the King.

 I get giddy engaging with people and I have tunnel vision when working on a writing project. I dive headfirst into the research, investigation, and all the beautiful details in writing a bible study or book. 

I have always found it funny that God chose me to write for Him. I have a few learning disabilities and am a horrible, I mean HORRIBLE speller! He is just proving His word through me; In my weakness He is strong

 
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Tell My Mommy "Hi"

Everett Learns to Pray

When Holly lost her daughter-in-love she wanted to write a children's book for her granddaughter and oldest son. She noticed that many books were written about a mother and child’s love. Feeling that something was missing for Everett, she set out to give her granddaughter something to relate to and learn from.

This is a book about a daddy teaching his daughter how to grieve, love, and pray. "Tell My Mommy Hi," shares the story of a father and daughter navigating the loss of a wife and mother.

Written for children who are learning how to live without someone they love, "Tell my mommy Hi" will teach parents and children what it means to love someone who is no longer with them and how to honor their memory. You will smile, cry but above all hope.
Told in a lovely poetic rhythm of a little girl learning how to pray, and asking Jesus to give a message to her momma who lives in heaven.

Holly is an award-winning author but her favorite title is Mimi to her three granddaughters and one on the way.

 

Ruby's Quest The Mystery of the Singing Mountains

The Light of Beathra Chronicles Book Two 

June 4, 2021

The adventure continues in Ruby's Quest. After the enemy invaded Havengothy, Ruby and her classmates are forced to grow up quickly. But with the assault on their enchanted world comes a desire to defend it. Ruby’s love, Sebastian, joins the forces to rescue those whom Neeradima and her army have snatched. But in the rescuing of a beloved friend, Seb falls behind enemy lines. The grief Ruby experiences with Sebastian missing causes a yearning in her to find him. This can only be done one way; to enlist in the Skyforce and become part of the Special Task Force team. This is proving more difficult than expected for the bumbling garden fairy who trips over her own wings.
 However, the Great Spirits of Havengothy have hidden within Ruby a remarkable gift that is unseen by the natural eyes. A resilience to rise over and over again after failure, defeat, and heartache. In The Warrior Arises, Ruby discovered she could wield the magical charms in an ancient book once used by Neeradima before her fall. But since Sebastian’s MIA status, the only thing that mattered now was qualifying to join the Gidgie military. Ruby's Quest begins with instructions to find the sage who lives in the mythical Singing Mountains. The journey to becoming whom she is meant to be will collide with her past. The events she must face will challenge her to pursue her dreams of becoming a warrior or adjusting to a new life and learning to love and live again. 

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Ruby's Quest

The Mystery of the Singing Mountains

 

Unafraid 
standing up to the bully of fear

Available Now for Purchase

UNAFRAID is a little book written with one intent, to take on fear and destroy the harassing lies it uses to manipulate us to cower.


The spirit of fear has been bullying God's people for ages. It taunts, torments and tangles us. We become paralyzed to move, act or obey the leading of Christ. We fear failure, rejection, disapproval, or criticism.


Let your courage rise up. Let the risk taker in you take the lead.

Throw off all the "what ifs" that hinder you and jump in to the "even if" waters.

This little booklet is written to stir up the warrior in you.; To challenge you to pick of the sword ONE MORE TIME, get in the boat ONE MORE TIME, pull back the arrow ONE MORE TIME, contend for your destiny ONE MORE TIME!


You were made to be victorious. You were designed to be an overcomer. You were created to rise from the ashes of defeat and be a conquer. So straighten your crown, fluff that toto, and roll those sleeves up and let’s take the bully down!

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Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. Joshua 1:8

 

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The Light of Beathra Chronicles

June 4, 2021

The Warrior Arises-Heroes rise from the most unlikely places. For, what others might view as unusual or irrelevant, just might be the surprising weapons needed to defeat an enemy. If Ruby existed in today's world, she would possibly be labeled with learning disabilities and perhaps a slight case of social anxiety. She is unusual in many ways, but never in the way she wants to be. It is the peculiarity that draws attention to her; from her vivid imagination to her misunderstood sense of humor; Ruby is a rare fairy indeed. But even in a mysterious world where all is strange and unusual, different isn't always celebrated. The story begins at the end of Ruby's senior year and takes you through an eighteen-month journey. Ruby attends Havengothy Gardening University with her best friends, Sebastian and Ellie. It is during her years of school that Ruby develops a stubbornness to overcome. She was bullied for her poor grades and her wild hair. And if that wasn't enough, she was a bit of a klutz. But Ruby never let the bullies get the best of her. With the help of her best friends, Ruby was able to pull off some epic pranks of retaliation, usually ending with detention, but the crime was always worth the punishment. After finding a book in one of her professor's offices, her real adventures begin. The book documented magical charms that were once used by the caretaker of the garden, Neeradima. Neeradima was a forest spirit that lived in Havengothy long ago. But envy darkened her heart. Exiled for betraying her land, Neeradima had one goal; To destroy the two ruling spirits of her former home. But the only way to hurt them was to wound or distort their beloved creation. Her servants cunningly lure the victims away from their safe garden. Targeting the lonely, unhappy, or unusual; manipulating them to question their king and his goodness. And then, the evil servants offer a solution to end the misery of their victims; a new life. They only needed to sacrifice one thing.

The adventure continues in Ruby's Quest. After the enemy invaded Havengothy, Ruby and her classmates are forced to grow up quickly. But with the assault on their enchanted world comes a desire to defend it. Ruby’s love, Sebastian, joins the forces to rescue those whom Neeradima and her army have snatched. But in the rescuing of a beloved friend, Seb falls behind enemy lines. The grief Ruby experiences with Sebastian missing causes a yearning in her to find him. This can only be done one way; to enlist in the Skyforce and become part of the Special Task Force team. This is proving more difficult than expected for the bumbling garden fairy who trips over her own wings.
 However, the Great Spirits of Havengothy have hidden within Ruby a remarkable gift that is unseen by the natural eyes. A resilience to rise over and over again after failure, defeat, and heartache. In The Warrior Arises, Ruby discovered she could wield the magical charms in an ancient book once used by Neeradima before her fall. But since Sebastian’s MIA status, the only thing that mattered now was qualifying to join the Gidgie military. Ruby's Quest begins with instructions to find the sage who lives in the mythical Singing Mountains. The journey to becoming whom she is meant to be will collide with her past. The events she must face will challenge her to pursue her dreams of becoming a warrior or adjusting to a new life and learning to love and live again. 

 
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Tell My Mommy "Hi"

Everett Learns To Pray

When Holly lost her daughter-in-love she wanted to write a children's book for her granddaughter and oldest son. She noticed that many books were written about a mother and child’s love. Feeling that something was missing for Everett, she set out to give her granddaughter something to relate to and learn from.

This is a book about a daddy teaching his daughter how to grieve, love, and pray. "Tell My Mommy Hi," shares the story of a father and daughter navigating the loss of a wife and mother.

Written for children who are learning how to live without someone they love, "Tell my mommy Hi" will teach parents and children what it means to love someone who is no longer with them and how to honor their memory. You will smile, cry but above all hope.
Told in a lovely poetic rhythm of a little girl learning how to pray, and asking Jesus to give a message to her momma who lives in heaven.

Holly is an award-winning author but her favorite title is Mimi to her three granddaughters and one on the way.