Ruth Carlson

Ruth Carlson is a San Francisco resident who moved to the Bay area 43 years ago. After stints in the newsrooms at KRON-TV and KCBS she became an international travel writer. In this career she explored nations, allowed her purse to be picked, and discovered a Kentucky moonshiner in France. Her articles have been published in American Way, the American Airlines inflight magazine, BonAppetit, NUVO magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Jose Mercury News.

The quirky odd history of our state. Authors Ruth Carlson and Alec Scott will stop by to discuss their books ahead of an appearance at San Francisco’s Commonwealth Club on October 24th. Scott’s book is called Oldest San Francisco and

Secret San Francisco: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure Ruth Carlson, a freelance travel writer and author, joins Mark Thompson to share all of her wonderful knowledge.

San Francisco author Ruth Carlson reads from her new book, Secret California. It’s about the quirky, odd, unusual characters and places in the Golden State.