SW ONTARIO BOOK TOUR, June 11-13, Ruth takes Living Underground on the road through southwestern Ontario. On June 11 she hopes to be at the London Public Library. June 12, she has a reading appearance in Detroit, Michigan, and in the evening that same day, she returns to London to read and sign books at Oxford Book Shop on Piccadilly at Richmond. Click image at right for full details.
BOOK TRAILER. Watch the book trailer for Living Underground, produced by Empty Cup Media.
LITERARY EVENTS. On April 25, Ruth was a guest at the Canadian Authors Association Leacock-Simcoe Branch. She spoke about winning writing contests and winning the biggest writing contest of all, a signed contract with a publisher.
Other events where you might see Ruth: May 4,- Ontario Writers Conference, where she will be a Blue Pencil Mentor; May 30 – June 2, TWUC AGM in Ottawa; June 13 - 16, CAA Conference in Orillia.
WCYR POETRY COMPETITION. Ruth took first prize in the Writers’ Community of York Region (WCYR) ”Poetry & Roses” competition. Selected by award-winning poet Barry Dempster, the final results were announced February 10th. For more information, click here.
NEW PRINT INTERVIEW. Ruth was interviewed by German resident and author Laura Libricz on her blog.
REVIEW, February 24. A new review of Living Underground by Laura Hamilton appeared in More2Life4Women.
2011 MONTREAL POETRY PRIZE LONGLIST ANTHOLOGY – Read Ruth’s poem “Gilt” in the anthology on page 76 – click here.
POEM ARCHIVED. Read Ruth’s poem “Mother’s Song” (originally published in the UK literary journal Rain Dog, issue No.7 in March 2003) and now archived on the UK’s Poetry Magazines/Poetry Library website. The “site contains Poetry Library’s free access non-profit-making online archive of English 20th and 21st century poetry magazines which is part of the library’s ongoing digitisation project funded by the Arts Council England.”
BOOK CLUB READING LIST. Living Underground has been added to an expanding list of titles on the Book Club Reading List, “from which book clubs can schedule the author to attend their meetings. Every quarter, Book Club Reading List disseminates a newsletter to book clubs around the United States informing them of authors that have joined their program.” Read the press release here.
APPEARANCE, February 3. Ruth read with Farzana Doctor, Scott Fotheringham, and others, at the LitLive Reading Series in Hamilton, ON on February 3 at the Homegrown Cafe at the SkyDragon Centre.
RADIO INTERVIEW. On Canoe FM‘s Arts Week, hosted by Mark Arike, filling in for regular host Jack Brezina, aired in February 2013.
E-BOOK EDITION. Living Underground is now available as a Kindle e-book! Order yours from Amazon by clicking here.
ARTICLE. The article “Author Inspired by Highlands”, about Ruth and her writing, appears in the December 27, 2012 issue of Haliburton County’s The Highlander. To read the article, click here.
BOOK CLUB VISITS in 2013. Ruth continues to visit book clubs in 2013. If you’re interested in inviting her to yours, please connect with Ruth for details.
SECOND PRINTING. Living Underground has been so popular, it goes to a second printing in January 2013!
IN YOUR LIBRARY? Living Underground is making its way into local libraries, such as the Toronto Public Library (click link to read catalogue entry). If you’re a public library patron, inquire at your local branch for Living Underground!
INTERVIEW & READING, November 26. Whitby Central Library hosted “Cracking the Mystery of the First Novel” with Ruth Walker and Allison Baggio.
BOOK CLUB NEWS. Ruth is happily scheduling visits to book clubs that have chosen Living Underground for their members to read. She has already accepted invitations to appear as the guest author at book clubs in various Toronto locations and in Durham Region. Willing to travel considerable distances and/or use Skype, telephone or email, Ruth is booking into 2013. Contact her here.
NEW RADIO INTERVIEW. 107.1 FM WhiStle Radio in Whitchurch-Stouffville broadcast Ruth’s interview with host Catherine Sword on “Shelf Life” in November and December. If you missed it on the radio, you can listen online. Click here, then scroll to “Past show archive” and click “November 27, 2012 Author Interview with Ruth Walker , or click these links for a direct link: Part 1 Part 2“.
BARRIS BEAT MENTION, November 1. Accomplished author, journalist and broadcaster, Ted Barris, writes about Ruth and Living Underground in his post “And the winner is…” on his blog Barris Beat. Click link to read.
TWUC MEMBERSHIP. Ruth is a member of The Writers’ Union of Canada. Visit her profile here.
RUTH’s NOVEL, Living Underground, published by Seraphim Editions is now available! Launches were held in Hamilton on September 29, Toronto September 30, and Durham Region October 14. Visit the Living Underground page for more information.
ARTICLE, September 20. Read “This book really is hot of the presses” by Christy Chase in DurhamRegion.com.
INTERVIEW, Sunday, September 16, Ruth discusses her novel on Mohawk Radio 101.5 FM (Hamilton). Ruth chats with host poet Bernadette Rule on “Art Waves” at 7 to 8 pm. The program will be live-streamed, then podcast. To listen, click link.
UPCOMING WORKSHOP, February 2013, through the WCDR, “What I Learned About Shameless Self-Promotion as a Debut Novelist”. Click here for details about this mini-workshop.
INTERVIEW, June 26. Read Dale Long’s interview with Ruth, about writing and her upcoming novel, on Inkstroke’s ”The Author’s Voice“.
“THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT”, May 14. Ruth’s posted on The Haliburton Highlands Land Trust website.
CCWWP, May 10 to 13. Ruth attended the CCWWP (Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs) 2012 conference in Toronto.
MASTER CLASS, May 18. Ruth taught a master class in creative nonfiction at CanWrite!, the Canadian Authors Association (CAA) conference.
TV APPEARANCE, January 19. Ruth once again visited Durham Region Rogers TV show “Daytime”, and chatted with Christian about workshops, retreats, and the joys of creative writing.
For earlier news items, visit the ARCHIVES page.