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Charles (Ted) Brusaw was a man dedicated to his family and to writing. After graduating from Miami University at Oxford, Ohio, Ted became a technical writer for National Cash Register in Dayton. As a hobby, he co-authored six college textbooks and wrote four novels. His first success was Soldat, biography of a German soldier in World War II that was chosen by Book-of-the-Month Club. He coauthored a handbook for writers which over the years went to 14 editions. He and his wife of 60 years, Barbara, have two sons, four grandchildren, and one great grandson. Ted passed away in August, 2015. Unknown Horizons was Ted’s last endeavor.


Ruth Kibler Peck earned college degrees in her 40’s, then taught English for 21 years before retirement. During her career she was honored as one of the Top Ten Teachers in Ohio, and served as president of the Ohio Council of Teachers of English Language Arts. In retirement she wrote seven books, was a docent at the Dayton Art Institute 24 years, chaired Wright Writers of Dayton 35 years, and for five years hosted a TV show, The Writer’s Nook. Peck and her husband Walter have been married 66 years and have five grown children and eight grandchildren.