Yudovich is the third and youngest child of Jewish-Russian parents. She was born Tel-Aviv in 1953 but grew up on a kibbutz and farming villages. In 1963, to her regret, her family moved from the farm to the city, Rishon Lezion, where she spent her teenage years.

Ruti is a graduate of the Ben Gurion University with a BA in Geography and Education.

After a tragic event in 1980, she moved to Los Angeles. Aside from writing, she is a tutor and personal consultant.

After her first published book: I Hate to Say Goodbye got rave reviews, Ruti was inspired to continue to write. Currently, she is at the tail-end of a historical fiction — a dramatic, love story between Gypsies and Jews during and after WWII.