Friday, June 8, 2012
Sunday Spotlight - Jan Ruth
Meet Jan Ruth our first Sunday Author spotlight guest an author of contemporary women’s fiction.
Jan Ruth was born in Bowden, Cheshire, and moved to North Wales in 1998, although she has always maintained a strong connection with the area from a much earlier age. Her feel for the Welsh landscape is evident in all of her books.
Jan writes contemporary women's fiction. Her style has been described as between two genres-not light enough for romance but not literature either-it sits somewhere between the two.
Jan Ruth’s love stories contains strong, identifiable characters, about family life and relationships
Her first novel attracted a London agent struggling to start her own venture; that of publishing love stories with a difference. Her second novel Wild Water, attracted another London agent, but again failed to find the right niche with a publisher.
She has written 3 full length novels, all very character driven and all set in North Wales, a rugged mountainous area of the UK, also known as Snowdonia.
Undeterred, Jan has continued to write, believing her market is out there. She says that 'Amazon kindle is an amazing platform for writers, in that all books successfully published or not- is available to a worldwide audience, but most importantly to the reader, who is after all the most important judge.'
About Jan’s Books
'I like to think my books convey some serious threads with a good blend of humour, a balance of light and dark. Different, I feel from the majority in that I often write from the male perspective.'
'I love the process of writing. There are not many jobs where you get to play God and be devil’s advocate. Sometimes I am astonished at the pearls of wisdom that must be deeply buried in my brain. At all other times I find myself frantically holding down the delete button.'
'I think you have to be a little mad to enjoy the compulsive and intrusive way it can take over your life - but then I think it has to be this way to have the same vitality for the reader. It’s almost like being possessed by several other people!'
Jack Redman, estate agent to the Cheshire set. An unlikely hero? Or someone to break all the rules?
Wild water is the story of forty-something estate agent Jack, who is stressed out not only by work, bills and the approach of Christmas but by the feeling that he and his wife Patsy are growing apart. His misgivings prove founded when he discovers Patsy is having an affair, and is pregnant.
At the same time as his marriage begins to collapse around him, he becomes reacquainted with his childhood sweetheart, Anna, whom he left for Patsy twenty five years before. He finds his feelings towards Anna reawaken, but will life and family conflicts conspire to keep them apart again?
Wild Water won the Cornerstones literary consultancy most popular self published book and is available now on Amazon
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Opposites attract? Laura Brown is an interior designer and James Morgan-Jones a horse whisperer. And Midnight Sky, a beautiful but damaged steeplechaser.
Laura seems to have it all; glamorous job, charming boyfriend. Her sister Maggie struggles with money, difficult children and an unresponsive husband. She envies her sister’s life, but are things as idyllic as they seem?
She might be a farmer’s daughter but Laura is doing her best to deny her roots, even deny her true feelings. Until she meets James; but James is very married, and very much in love, to a wife who died two years ago. They both have issues to face from their past but will it bring them together, or push them apart?
Get it now on Amazon.
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Three couples in crisis. Multiple friendships under pressure.
On-off-on lovers Daniel and Tina return to their childhood town near Snowdonia. After twenty five years together, they marry in typically chaotic fashion, witnessed by old friends Victoria and Linda who become entangled in the drama, their own lives changing beyond recognition.
But as all their marriages begin to splinter, and damaged Victoria begins an affair with Daniel, the secret illness that Tina has been hiding emerges. Victoria’s crazed and violent ex-husband attempts to kill Daniel and nearly succeeds, in a fire that devastates the community. On the eve of their first wedding anniversary, Tina returns to face her husband- but is it to say goodbye forever, or to stay.
Buy it now on Amazon.
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The Team at Storytime Trysts was very pleased to present this talented author as our first Sunday Spotlight, if you are interested in her work click on the Amazon links and buy her book and mention us when you do a review of her work. Or if you would like to contact the author email her at
Tomorrow begins another week of our wonderful stories, so dont miss any.