Hannah and Ruthie grew up in a tight knit family of six that traversed the world, read stories out loud before bedtime, and believed the best family dinners concluded with in depth conversation on controversial topics. The most precious gift given to these sisters by their parents is a firm faith in the Creator and Savior of the cosmos, Jesus Christ.
Hannah currently lives with her husband, Trey, and daughter, Verity, in Cambridge, MA. She studied History and German at Covenant College with a particular interest in the history of feminism, and completed her Master of Arts in Church History at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, also focusing on women's history. Hannah works as the Communications and Content Director for China Partnership, a Christian nonprofit equipping the Chinese house church with theological training. In addition to writing at Carved to Adorn and for China Partnership, Hannah has published in Christianity Today, Priscilla Papers, Reading Religion, Gospel Taboo, and Deeply Rooted. Visit hannahnation.com.
Ruthie studied English literature and theater at Wheaton College before earning a Master of Arts in Educational Theatre from New York University. She teaches middle school drama at Roxbury Prep in Dorchester, MA, where she specializes in devised theater and Shakespearean studies. In addition to theater, Ruthie is also a writer and constantly beginning new projects. In 2013 she self-published her first novel, titled Ede, and has since been crafting a young adult series about the power of story. You can find more of her theater projects and poetry - including a
haiku series about New York City - at ruthiesnoke.com.