RUBY, Lois. American, b. 1942. Genres: Young adult fiction, Children's fiction. Career: Dallas Public Library, TX, young adult librarian, 1965-67; University of Missouri-Columbia, art and music librarian, 1967-68; Temple Emanu-El, Wichita, KS, synagogue librarian, 1974-; creative writing instructor, 1985-. Publications: YOUNG ADULT FICTION: Arriving at a Place You've Never Left, 1977; What Do You Do in Quicksand?, 1979; Two Truths in My Pocket (short stories), 1982; This Old Man, 1984; Pig-Out Inn, 1987; Miriam's Well, 1993; Skin Deep, 1994; Steal Away Home, 1994; Soon Be Free, 2000; Swindletop, 2000; The Moxie Kid, 2001.