Author Tags: Health, Medicine

Ruth Adkins was born and educated in Toronto, Ontario. She graduated from Branksome Hall and was a student at the Ontario Collage of Art. She has three children and four grandchildren.

Adkins' life has been decimated by ill-informed psychiatry and electro-shock therapies. Her tireless determination reduced surgeries and operations to minor delays in completing her manuscript. Her severe arthritis prevents her from typing, leaving her a tape recorder and pen to write her book. However at 83 she remains feisty and intelligent.

She says, “I must get my message out because they still use electroshock therapy.”

Beyond Your Cornfield is an engaging, poetic novel with a vital message in the twenty-first century about the dangers of electro-shock and drug therapies.


Beyond Your Cornfield (2015 Diamond River Books) 978-0-9878738-7-3

[BCBW 2016]