Tuesday, April 9, 2013


Welcome to my author blog and first post!

It feels a little crazy to be here...just last Saturday I was at an author's event in Universal City (L.A.) and fan-girling over authors I admire, not connecting with the idea that I was soon going to put out my first book. I went to the book-signing alone, and for the three hours I stood in line I talked to everyone around me. They were cool young women and we talked about our favorite stories we'd read recently. I made notes on books they suggested that I'd never heard of (and ordered them when I got home.) But what struck me most was the passion they felt for the books they loved, and the pleasure they took in sharing that information with their girlfriends and on-line book groups. It felt like a movement, where these indie authors they admired had not just told their stories, but had come together to support each other and reach out to their readers. In doing so they have created something bigger and more exciting than anyone could have imagined.

Once in the author's room I moved from table to table meeting these warm and appreciative writers, who had worked so hard for their success. Many had traveled great distances to meet the fans that had supported them. In the tough business of publishing, they are risk-takers who are following their hearts and achieving their dreams. I left that day energized with a lot of books in my arms, and renewed inspiration to work hard and achieve my dreams too.

So here I am now...following my heart. I hope whatever road you're traveling down, that you're following your heart too.


  1. Great Post. Love the blog!
    Congratulations Ruthy.
    And may I wish you every, every success.
    Big Hugs
    Erika x

  2. What a lovely post! I'm happy you're following your dreams, and I hope your book is a smash hit.

    Best wishes,

  3. Great post. I'm so excited for you and wish you all the best! :-)

  4. Wonderful post. Beyond happy for you and wish you the greatest of success. One of the sweetest hearts I've known. xoxo

  5. Beautiful words!

    All the best!!!


  6. I am so deliriously happy for you right now, I hope all your dreams come true. I cannot wait to see your words published! The squee--it will be epic. Congratulations.
    Jen (Jen_328)

  7. You're on your way now!

    So proud of you for following your dream


  8. I've loved your writing for so long and am so excited to find out that you are following your heart.
    I wish you every success!


  9. Wonderful, Ruthy! This book will be like no other! XO, Mary

  10. Thrilled for you, Ruthy.
    You are a terrific writer and are all in for a real treat.

    Liz x

  11. It was a terrific story as fic, it's an outstanding story as o-fic. I'm proud of you. Keep chasing those dreams, you're a fantastic writer.