El Dorado resident Ruth Mellott published her first book this month, “Inherited Blood.”

Her book is a story of an old plantation house that stood alone off in the distance.


El Dorado resident Ruth Mellott published her first book this month, “Inherited Blood.”

Her book is a story of an old plantation house that stood alone off in the distance.

In the story, Rose Porter knew the house had a dark history. The question was: was she ready for what she was going to find and was she ready for the two men who would come into her life with the secret that could reveal what was to become if she fell in love.
The book was published by Publish America.

“I was excited when they told me they were going to publish it,” Mellott said. “I never in my life thought I would write a book and get it published.”

While she was excited to learn of the publishing of the book, she is especially looking forward to seeing a copy of the book, which she has not received yet.
“I’m really going to be excited to hold it in my hands,” she said.

She began writing when she was younger.

“I was 17 when I started writing little short stories,” she said. “I was just kind of bored one day and sat down and started writing and I just loved it. I think I found my talent.”

This book took her about two months to write.

“I just like vampires and fiction,” she said.

She also is trying to work on a novel she hopes to get published as well.

In addition, she has written three other shorter books – one an 1800s story of a young woman and her travels; another set in the old west; and one about three detectives.

The book can be purchased through the Publish America Web site, www.PublishAmerica.com.