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Ruth Jacobs

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I am a writer, broadcaster and campaigner living a quiet life in a village in Hertfordshire, England, which is quite a contrast from my teens and early twenties spent rather waywardly in London. I started writing as a young teenager, initially poetry, then at sixteen, I began writing my first book. But distracted by drugs and alcohol, followed by a career in information security and family life, I only wrote sporadically over the years. It wasn’t until two decades later that I eventually completed a novel.

Soul Destruction: Unforgivable was published in April 2013 by Caffeine Nights and is the first in a series, which exposes the dark world and harsh reality of life as a drug addicted call girl. The story follows Shelley Hansard, a heroin addicted and crack psychotic London call girl, who gets the opportunity to take revenge on a client who raped her and her friends. The main storyline is based loosely on events from my own life.

I have written a couple of short crime stories: Lifewhich is about Max, a crack-addicted failed father facing a life sentence for a crime he can’t remember committing (also published by Caffeine Nights, and free to download on Kindle and ePub formats), and Protection, about a London mother’s revenge, which can be read online at Near to the Knuckle.

I have a charity publication on Amazon, In Her Own Words… Interview with a London Call Girl, which is the unedited transcript from a video interview I undertook in 1998 with a woman who worked as a call girl in London. As the woman, referred to as Q, is no longer alive, all royalties are donated to Beyond the Streets, a charity working to end sexual exploitation.

On the Soul Destruction website, the Voices of Prostitution Survivors page is a space where women formerly in the sex trade share their first-hand accounts. Interviews with survivors of prostitution and sex trafficking as well as others involved in human rights in the areas of sex workers’ rights, anti-sexual exploitation and anti-human trafficking can be read on my author website. On the same site, you can also read interviews with writersmusicians, artists and filmmakers.

The most important work I am involved with currently is pushing for the Merseyside hate crime model to be made law. To read about the Merseyside model click here, a clip from one of the BBC1 Merseyside model documentaries I researched and presented can be watched worldwide on BBC News, and please add your signature to our Change.org petition.

More information about my work (articles, interviews, reviews etc.) can be found on this page and my Huffington Post blog can be read here. My books can be purchased from Amazon as well as other retailers.

Best wishes

Ruth

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