Eva Rutland

Author of more than 20 novels and winner of the 2000 Golden Pen Award for Lifetime Achievement


Eva Rutland, author of more than 20 novels and winner of the 2000 Golden Pen Award for Lifetime Achievement, presents the timely and relevant story, first published in 1964, of her life in the years before integration, before affirmative action, when segregation was the norm, discrimination was legally tolerated, and blacks were second-class citizens.




When We Were Colored is now a play!

Click here for an interview with Eva's daughter Ginger Rutland who adapted her mother's book into a play



Read an interview with Eva at The Romance Reader

Eva signs a book and chats with a fan at The Avid Reader bookstore in Sacramento
Eva signs a book and chats with a fan at The Avid Reader bookstore in Sacramento.

Eva in the news:

Eva Rutland: A Mother's Gift of Memory, NPR

Viewpoint article, by Eva Rutland's granddaughter Eva Fields

School Library Journal Review

90-year-old's memoir filled with ageless lessons on race, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A timeless message, Sacramento Bee

American Authors Association book review

Land Park mother's memoirs from 1964 re-released, The Land Park News




Eva Rutland was featured on News 10! Watch the video below.