Hey there! I’m Ruby.
I’m an aspiring YA writer and a classic Hufflepuff. I’m all about tea and blankets and books and snacks. Snacks are great.
My first stories were Twilight fanfictions, written because fifteen-year-old Ruby had too many emotions about sparkly vampires. (And I regret nothing.) I’ve since moved on and have been writing my own stories for almost ten years now. I’m currently wrapping up my first completed novel, Lady of Daemons. You can get the latest on how that’s going here.
Alongside talking about my own writing process, I post writing tips, book reviews, character studies, writing prompts, the occasional bit of blogging advice, and loads of GIFs. This is a blog for all the lovers of YA—the readers and the writers.
If you’re a writer, a reader, or just happen to have snacks, come sit with me for a while and let’s talk YA.
Some Facts About Me:
- I took the Pottermore quiz twice and was Sorted into Hufflepuff both times. All the other Houses can kiss my badger butt.
- I started writing Lady of Daemons because I wanted to read a YA novel that had lots of supernatural magic, but zero romance. Post-Twilight, it was surprisingly hard to find that sort of book. (Okay, maybe it wasn’t that surprising.)
- No matter the time, no matter the place, I will fight you over the Oxford comma. Civilization would crumble without it.
- I was blonde as a kid, but—in the most magical moment of my life—my hair turned red when I hit puberty. No, I don’t know how hormones work, either.
- I’m a massive culture nerd and am currently completing a master’s degree in social anthropology. I have grand plans to do a video series about better worldbuilding through anthropology as soon as I have a spare minute.
- My hobbies include baking, knitting, drawing silly comics about life in London, and practicing two martial arts (aikido and karate). I’d say that the martial arts are the only violent hobbies I have, but I know what happens if you tell a knitter that natural fiber is superior to acrylic.
- I am, and will always remain, weak for French fries.