An early career in nursing and social care led to Ruth working as a freelance journalist in medical risk management. In her spare time Ruth wrote fiction, poetry and Haiku as light relief from infection control. Following the arrival of her children, Ruth re-discovered the excitement of children’s books. Several wins at Winchester Writers’ Festival in the Writing for Children categories, helped Ruth to decide that children’s fiction was the creative path for her. She now enjoys writing stories for children across age groups.
Animals are an obsession that started early. Over the years, Ruth’s menagerie has grown to almost epic proportions. She now lives on Mini Motley Farm with a flock of forty sheep; eight chickens, three dogs, two rescued miniature horses, six guinea pigs, two rabbits, one husband and two grown-up children. The animals inspire and invade Ruth’s stories, as well as making regular appearances at schools for animal-writing workshops. You can follow the adventures of Mini Motley Farm on Twitter and Facebook and a new website is in development. The animals are also regular visitors to local radio stations and Fun Kids radio in London, where they enjoy sharing their stories for a small, usually edible, fee.
Represented by Mandy Suhr