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Author Natalie Savvides Discusses Her New Book ‘Full Circle’

February 20, 2016 // 4 Comments

From my early teens I have written diaries documenting these struggles: my thoughts, feelings, dreams, desires and innermost emotions are expressed through periods of bullying, dieting, drinking too much, heartache, chasing the wrong things in life, the wrong men, living in different counties, and ultimately searching for my peace and, of course, true love and balance.

In the Booth with Ruth – Tracey Helton, Writer

September 29, 2014 // 4 Comments

Because of the documentary Black Tar Heroin: The Dark End of the Street, I felt as if people had all sorts of ideas of who I was without asking me. I like to write my own narrative. I have been branching out lately and doing more journalistic pieces. This is a new genre for me. Very exciting stuff.

Interview With True Crime Writer, William Lobban, On His Bestselling Autobiography ‘The Glasgow Curse’ Plus eBook Giveaway

February 12, 2014 // 6 Comments

I’m now perceived as an author, a title I like very much and certainly it’s much better than being labelled a gangster that’s for sure... I can channel this fresh, positive energy into things which are a million miles removed from those that defined my life before. Writing has also given me a newfound purpose, a sense of direction, and an enthusiastic aptitude to move forward in a different light whilst simultaneously putting the past firmly behind me.

In the Booth with Ruth – Andy Behrman aka Electroboy, Author and Mental Health Advocate & Speaker

November 27, 2013 // 3 Comments

I'm drawn to the memoir genre because if I don’t write about my own experience, I feel like I'm drowning in it and I do need to ‘get it out’ and make sense of what is happening in my life... I can’t grasp the concept of fiction because the idea of ‘making up details’ or creating characters, for some reason, just doesn’t make sense to me when I already have so much information right in front of me...

In the Booth with Ruth – Suzan Collins, Author

November 17, 2013 // 6 Comments

I used to manage care homes and during that time, I recognised there was a gap in the training delivered and that information was needed for my staff team, so I wrote some open learning workbooks to fill these gaps... My latest book, which has just been released 'Beyond My Control: Why The Health and Social Care System Need Not Have Failed My Mother' was difficult to write as it’s a true account of how my late mum suffered.

In the Booth with Ruth – Christine McDonald, Author & Prostitution Survivor

April 23, 2013 // 3 Comments

I have no writing background. I read somewhere that you should write about what you know, so I took that and ran with it. I started typing notes on my book, Cry Purple, a few years ago in college, but I recently lost my job and found myself back in the world seeking work and finding my past once again being a barrier for employment. I also had my newfound...

In the Booth with Ruth – David P Perlmutter, Author

April 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

I have no background at all. I was writing a blog some four years ago when I lived in Portugal, about events that happened to me in Spain. This is what my story is based on, and my friend and editor who read the first few chapters said, “Dave, you must continue with this story.” So I did and the book was self-published on Amazon in June 2012. The story...

In the Booth with Ruth – Ian Young, Author

March 27, 2013 // 0 Comments

So I was drawn towards actually writing a book because I knew I had a tale that needed telling. There are so many colourful stories in my life that I felt it would be a useful tool for people to use as examples of where I went wrong or to see where an addict’s life can take them. In addition, I wanted to make sure there was plenty of solution based ideas for people to begin to get a better understanding of addictive disease and to educate them to help their loved ones recover from their own addictions.

In the Booth with Ruth – Christine Stark, Author & Visual Artist

January 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

I loved to write at a young age. In elementary school, I wrote pages and pages of stories, such that one of my teachers finally limited me to one sheet per story. When I filled up both sides, I just went on looping the story in the margins. Also, since my parents were not fit to parent, I basically looked to stories to teach me about the world, about how to be in the world, as I did not want to be like my parents...