Ruth loves writing stories where she can let her imagination run free! Supernatural stories of lost civilizations and unexplained mysteries. Ancient forces awakening across time and dimensions. Arrowhead, The Warrior in the Mist and The Jaguar Trials have them all!
Ruth’s books have won many awards. Her debut novel, The Memory Cage, was a finalist in the Waterstone’s Book Prize. Teachers voted it best story in the UK Literacy Association Book Award and it was nominated for the prestigious Carnegie Medal. Her second book, The Messenger Bird, was chosen as a Book Trust title to be read in schools across the United Kingdom.
Ruth is an active guest author at schools in countries all over the world and has lived in Italy, Australia and New Zealand. She currently lives by the sea with her two daughters, Belgian soulmate and various furry and scaly wildlife.
Her debut novel, The Memory Cage, won many book prizes, and is enjoyed by children and adults alike. Rich in themes, ranging from Alzheimer’s disease, adoption, and overcoming family crisis in testing times, the book is read in both primary and secondary schools. Ruth’s first two books are inspired by true events from World War II. Deadly wartime rescues at 1940s Dunkirk. Conscientious objection. Enigma codebreakers on top secret missions. Children caught up in conflict. The Messenger Bird, has been a featured title at the Second World War code cracking headquarters, Bletchley Park.
Arrowhead tells of a Viking curse tightening round a remote town in Norway, with cataclysmic consequences; and in a new twist on an ancient legend, The Jaguar Trials finds our heroes on a dangerous quest in the Amazon Jungle, in search of the City of Gold, El Dorado.
And what starts as a community’s environmental campaign to protect an ancient woodland in The Warrior in the Mist, becomes one boy’s desperate fight to save his horse and his home, as he searches for the tomb of that ultimate Celtic warrior from Ancient Roman times – Queen Boudicca herself.