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About Ruth Jacobs (295 Articles)
Author of Soul Destruction: Unforgivable, a novel exposing the dark world and harsh reality of life as a drug addicted call girl. The main storyline is based loosely on events from my own life. In addition to fiction writing, I am also involved in journalism and broadcasting, primarily for human rights campaigning in the areas of sex workers' rights, anti-sexual exploitation and anti-human trafficking.

In the Booth with Ruth – DeEtte Beckstead, Author

December 13, 2012 // 0 Comments

I have loved writing since I was a child. My parents and my siblings, all of whom are older than I, read to me every day. I loved books from the time I was little. My mother was a writer, although nothing was ever published in more that her work newsletter. I started writing during NaNoWriMo 2007 after both my sons told me I should try it...

In the Booth with Ruth – Nigel Bird, Author

December 12, 2012 // 1 Comment

Inspiration came from my friends who loved to read and write. The way they talked about books and put songs, poems and stories together seemed wonderfully cool. They led me to imagine worlds I’d never seen, worlds populated by romance, imagination and interesting people pushing at barriers, all the kinds of things I wanted in my life...

In the Booth with Ruth – RC Bridgestock, Authors

December 11, 2012 // 0 Comments

Friends and acquaintances had always told Bob, he should write a book with all the stories he could tell of real life events he had been party to, in his 30 year career. One day Bob saw an advert in the local press to join a college course to help you, ‘Write Your First Novel.’ He enrolled us both to my surprise and at the end of the first course we had our first draft for ‘Deadly Focus'...

In the Booth with Ruth – Jt Sather, Author

December 10, 2012 // 0 Comments

I find the truth to be far stranger than fiction. The book about my life probably seems like fiction to most, but I assure, it is absolute truth. I've not only been around the block, I paved it. If that isn't enough, when my next book comes out it will blow your shorts off!

In the Booth with Ruth – Jill Dobbe, Author

December 9, 2012 // 1 Comment

I really only began writing three years ago when I decided to write down my story of living and teaching overseas. I had a lot of memories stored up to tell readers about so the writing came pretty easy to me. I was also used to people asking questions about my unusual lifestyle and was sure that there would be an audience among educators, adventurists, travelers with or without kids, and memoir enthusiasts...

In the Booth with Ruth – JD Mader, Author

December 7, 2012 // 1 Comment

I was essentially being groomed for a career in journalism. At the same time, I played in a punk rock band. I wrote lyrics constantly. We played shows and had a lot of fun. I hated being on stage, but I loved writing songs. I wrote a LOT. And I read constantly. When it was time to go to college, I was disillusioned with journalism. I was burnt out and it had changed just in a few years...

In the Booth with Ruth – Sheila Quigley, Author

December 6, 2012 // 1 Comment

Crime fiction although the first book I wrote was a horror about a biker gang. This did the rounds for a while then as it was going no where, because horror was not in fashion at the time, Oh Yes genre fiction goes round and round, look what’s hot at the moment!...Anyhow I wrote a comedy drama screen play, sent it off and the day my agent got it he phoned up and said this is brilliant but will you write a crime thriller set in the north east...

In the Booth with Ruth – Darren E Laws, Author & Publisher

December 5, 2012 // 1 Comment

I find something fascinating about the darker side of human nature. It’s compelling trying to understand what drives people to do things that ‘normal’ people find abhorrent, and what is scary is that often there seems to be no rationale. I think fiction deserves honesty and cannot abide glamorising violence. I think that is far more dangerous than being brutally honest over issues such as love and death...

In the Booth with Ruth – Fiona Johnson aka McDroll, Author

December 4, 2012 // 1 Comment

What gives anyone the right to write? I don’t think that it’s vital to have some great long pedigree that legitimates the writing process. Anybody and everybody should try writing because every single person has a story to tell. In some ways, the more ordinary the life; the more fascinating the story will be because people are also varied and struggle through life any way they can manage...

In the Booth with Ruth – Cody Martin, Author

December 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

I've been writing on and off since my last year of high school. I only became serious about it this year. The first full-length piece of fiction I wrote was a screenplay for my Broadcast Journalism class. The story was set in the Star Trek universe but with my own characters. After that, I began to write my own fanfic screenplays for shows I liked...

In the Booth with Ruth – Jesse Kaellis, Author

December 2, 2012 // 1 Comment

I was prolific for a while. In ten months I accumulated about 136,000 words. I was writing a story every day or two. I sent some of these stories to this woman I was talking to online. “She messaged me back, “Holy crap you can write!” I figured maybe I could hitch my star onto my writing...

In the Booth with Ruth – Mandasue Heller, Author

December 1, 2012 // 0 Comments

I guess my personal experiences have given me a great insight into the emotional and psychological effects of crime; and as heroin was a massive problem when I lived in Hulme, I also have first-hand knowledge of the world of drugs, having seen far too many of my friends get gripped and destroyed by it. That said, I never write about real people. It would be far too restrictive...