Terry Ruscin

Terry Ruscin is an author, photographer, researcher and retired advertising executive. He is a member of the Henderson County Genealogical and Historical Society, Historic Flat Rock, Hendersonville’s Design Review Advisory Committee overseeing the city’s historic districts, and the Henderson County Historic Resources Commission. Ruscin has also served on the board of the California Missions Foundation.
Ruscin has written travelogues and books on the early history of California and Henderson County and, with author-columnist Louise H. Bailey’s son Joseph Bailey Jr., finished Louise Bailey’s 10th book “Historic Henderson County: Tales from Along the Ridges,” published posthumously. He has also collaborated in other books on history and travel.
A graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich., Ruscin owned and served as creative director for Ruscin Advertising Inc., in San Diego, Calif., before taking an early retirement and moving to Hendersonville in 2004. In addition to writing and research, Ruscin enjoys photographing architecture and the wonders of nature in the western Carolinas.

Most of Ruscin’s books can be found for purchase on the Web.

 Books by Terry Ruscin

 “Hidden History of Henderson County”
This book is available for purchase at Fountainhead Book Store in Hendersonville, the Henderson County Genealogical and Historical Society and on the Web.

 “Hendersonville & Flat Rock: An Intimate Tour” (2007)
This book is available for purchase at the Henderson County Genealogical and Historical Society and other stores in the county that sell local books. It is an excellent book, particularly for information on the homes in Flat Rock.

Ruscin co-authored and edited Louise Howe Bailey’s last book “Historic Henderson County: Tales from Along the Ridges” (2010).

“Dining & Whining: Commiseration and Celebration for Gastro-Snobs” (2005)

“Los Duendes: A Nostalgic Journey through Spain” (2004)

“Taste for Travel: A Trilogy of Gastronomic Adventures: Great Britain, France, Italy” (2003)

“Mission Memoirs: A Collection of Photographs, Illustrations, and Late Twentieth-century Reflections on California’s Past” (1999/Benjamin Franklin Award, 2000)

Terry Ruscin collaborated in the books “An Uncommon Mission” (2000) with Fr. Jerome Tupa, and with Msgr. Francis J. Weber in “Santa Margarita de Cortona Asistencia: A Forgotten Missionary Foundation Along California’s El Camino Real” (2003). He has also written for the Hendersonville Times-News and Mountain Traditions magazine. Ruscin’s photography has appeared in several magazines including Our State.