Welcome

Welcome to my website. Here you can find out about my books, published and forthcoming, and a few of the essays, articles, features and photographs that I have published over the years since the 1980s. I am aiming to gather my arts writings into a collected volume or volumes and publish this/these in the next couple of years. Meanwhile I am still focusing on publishing, finishing, and writing new books, of fiction and memoir (and others). I love hearing from readers and you can send me a message through the contact page of Borderstream Books website, my publisher site. It was a time tinged with trauma, and I am wondering what readers will think about the fictional story set against a backdrop of true events and horrific serial killings of young people in Adelaide, in Australia, in the early 1980s, in my new novel Café Life in the Antipodes. I lived through this, and there was a deep sadness and tragedy attached to this time and story, which I do not go into in the book, but which is mentioned at the end.

On a happier note of historical reference, marking the conclusion of a long project, I am pleased to be the editor and publisher of the Escape Artists Anthology which is coming out this month in paperback and as a special issue - of Arts Features International as a publication. This is the name of the arts journalism and cultural research business I founded and ran in Sydney (a one woman business that worked very well). I have revived it just for this purpose, and there may be more issues depending on how it all goes. There are works by 30 authors and artists from around the world in the anthology, and some very moving, relevant and significant pieces. You can order it now at Borderstream Books, and will be among the first to get it after it's published on the 17th of August.

My latest novel  Café Life in the Antipodes will be out at the end of August but can be preordered now at Borderstream Books. If you want to make sure you get one early that is the place to do it. The front cover image is above.

I hope you find something of interest on the site, and if you would like to order my books, or have any questions about my books and writings, please send me a message on the contact form.

Ruth