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Ruth Long

Ruth always had a thing for fantasy, romance and ancient mysteries. The combination was bound to cause trouble. In university she studied English Literature, History of Religions and Celtic Civilisation, which just compounded the problem.

Elements, a historical fantasy short story, appeared in Flashing Swords’ 2008 Summer Special. Carrying Keptara is also currently available in the Hadley Rille Books Anthology Ruins Metropolis. The Wrecker’s Daughter appeared in the Fall 2008 issue of Ocean Magazine.

Her Holtlands Novella The Wolf’s Sister: a Tale of the Holtlands , its sequel The Wolf’s Mate (which are also collected in the print volume Songs of the Wolf) and her novels The Scroll Thief: a Tale of Ithian and the paranormal romance novel  Soul Fire are now available from Samhain Publishing.

She is represented by Suzie Townsend of Nancy Coffey Literary Management, New York.

Her YA dark fantasy The Treachery of Beautiful Things is coming 16th August 2012 from Dial Books for Young Readers.

She lives in Wicklow, the Garden County of Ireland, and works in a specialised library of rare and unusual books.

But they don’t talk to her that often. Or maybe she’s learning not to listen. Maybe.

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Praise for Ruth Long:

“I can’t thank you enough for putting me in touch with Ruth.  She has helped me so much.  I have wanted this kind of help for so long, feeling if I could just talk through some of the sticking points with my story and get some help with the story shape I would have a story worth writing.  For the first time in years I feel I can relax and enjoy the writing now instead of being stressed and putting pressure on myself because I didn’t really know where the story was going.
Ruth has absolutely revolutionised my writing. Thank you once again,
Jo”

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