As a child, I devoured books. Favourites included The Narnia Chronicles, The Great Brain Series, The Bruno and Boots books by Gordon Korman and The Call of the Wild by Jack London.
I had my first newspaper column at the age of 13. I also created fake newspapers filled with stories for my class at school, and it was one of those stories, that involved a gun and a renegade student, that was the first official time I was criticized for getting my facts wrong. My love of writing prompted me to study journalism in College.
After high school I traveled to Europe, and spent time living in Austria, Germany, Sweden and Ireland. I experienced the collapse of the Berlin Wall, and went through Checkpoint Charlie. I have traveled to over 25 countries on four continents, including Japan, Indonesia, Tunisia, Costa Rica and have been to more than 20 states in the U.S.A., including Alaska.
My college and university studies included communication theory and business courses. I graduated from Columbia College and spent several years working in the education field. My experience includes working in a kindergarten class, doing early intervention work with special needs students and working with children with developmental and behavioral problems.
I am married to a wonderful American man. We have two dogs and too many cats to mention.
- Harvest of Ruins
- Suspicious Circumstances
- The Spying Moon
- Nolan, Hart & Tain Series
- What Burns Within
- The Frailty of Flesh
- Lullaby For the Nameless
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Email: (first name last name) @ gmail (dot) com
CROSSING JORDAN featured in The Dame Was Trouble anthology by Coffin Hop Press
“Crossing Jordan by Sandra Ruttan doesn’t feature murder or a shoot-out but does get us inside the head of a trans sex worker as she tries to unsuccessfully kill herself. But it’s not just A Man Called Ove done up in high heels. It is a story of persistence and strength in the face of misunderstanding, rejection, and violence. A story that will stick with me.”
TO DIE FOR published by Crime Factory
BULL’S EYE published by Pulp Pusher
WHAT EVERY GUY WANTS published by Mouth Full of Bullets
LAST SHOT published by Out of the Gutter
THE BUTCHER published by Crimespree Magazine
CHILDHOOD DREAMS published by Spinetingler Magazine
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