Category Archives: Interviews

Behind the Bestseller Podcast

I had such an amazing time talking to Sam Blake on her podcast, Behind the Bestseller. 

Romance is the biggest selling genre worldwide and award winning author Ruth Long, in all her various incarnations as RF Long, Ruth Francis Long and Jessica Thorne, writes romance combined with fantasy – from parallel worlds to sci-fi space opera, for both young adults and adults. Discussing what romance is and why it’s so popular, Sam Blake explores how Ruth develops character, the secrets of world building and what makes a successful book in this huge genre. Ruth outlines how important community is and how organisations like the Romantic Novelists’ Association can be of huge help in assisting authors build their career.

Come and listen to us chat about fantasy and romance, about worldbuilding and all the things my characters get up to when I’m not looking. It makes sense*. I promise.

 

*it may not actually make sense.

Die Chroniken der Fae – In Liebe und Hoffnung

So excited to share this – the cover of the German edition of A Darkness at the End, featuring a familiar and beautiful face.

Die Chroniken der Fae - In Liebe und Hoffnung von Ruth Frances Long
Die Chroniken der Fae – In Liebe und Hoffnung von Ruth Frances Long

I can’t get over how amazing these covers are and how beautifully they capture the characters.

In case you missed it as well I’ve been in the Irish Times, and A Darkness at the End got a mention in the Sunday Independent. And I’ll be hosting #writerswise on twitter on Thursday evening. All busy here.

Worlds Beyond!

So, a little while ago, I was part of the Worlds Beyond on PhoenixFM 92.5FM, sponsored by Octocon, and I ramble quite a lot about all sorts of things writing and fandom. It’s an hourlong show, hosted by the wonderful Janet O’Sullivan and I’m there from about the 30min mark. You’ll also hear Janet and John Vaughan discussing the Golden Blasters.

You can listen here in all its glorious rambliness*.

PhoenixFM
Unexpected photo of me at the radio station, taken by Janet. Was not expecting that!

 

*rambliness just applies to me, naturally. Everyone else is very to the point and fascinating. 😀

Roll on 2014

So in the midst of all the writing, and the watching of Doctor Who and Sherlock, 2014 arrived.

I’m pretty excited about 2014, as my new YA series starts this year with A Crack in Everything coming out in the autumn. I am working away on the sequel at the moment A Hollow in the Hills and it’s starting to come together (slowly… see above re Doctor Who and Sherlock).

And there will be some more news soon. Oh yes there will.

In the meantime, here is an interview I did with Deirdre from Dublin City Libraries in which I talk about libraries, writing, favorite authors & books and pretty much whatever else crosses my mind. As usual. 😀