Born in Michigan, she moved to New Hampshire by way of Florida. Rutter sacrificed college to marry immediately after graduating from high school. Five sons later, with her marriage beginning to crumble, she began keeping a journal after the birth of her youngest, in an attempt to maintain her sense of humor. Later on, she began writing “tongue-in-cheek” humorous essays.
Rutter’s first novel, A Disturbing Presence, became available September 2003. It was not planned. It came into being following a zany conversation with her stepdaughter. Captivated by the ideas that the conversation prompted, Rutter started writing. Five months later, she had completed a first draft. In September, just one year from the time she began writing, the book is ready for distribution to booksellers, nationwide.
She already is working on her next book.