Rus is a writer and artist living in Towson, MD. He has been teaching high school and university students for 35 years, publishing his creative and journalistic work internationally. His most recently published novel, Fossil Five, is about a dying teacher and five of his former students, challenging readers to ponder the importance of the origins of love in the 21st century. Rus earned his Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College, also in Towson, and currently mentors young writers in the art of the personal essay.
For more information, visit rusvanwestervelt.org.