Hey there! I’m Ruby.
I’m an aspiring writer who’s happiest when in my blanket pit, surrounded by books and snacks. (Not sure what a blanket pit is? Think blanket fort, but better. You push your couches together, you fill them with blankets and snacks, and you spend all day in blissful cosy comfort.) From my beloved blanket pit, I write YA, read YA, and run a blog all about writing, reading, and loving YA.
What? No, I don’t have a one-track mind. I’ve got a life outside of YA. Sort of.
There’s a little something for everyone around here. For the readers, there are book reviews and memes like Top Ten Tuesday. For the writers, there are tips, prompts, and character studies. And for those who’re just curious about what the writing process looks like, I’ve got regular updates on my current WIP, Lady of Daemons. (There are also lots of silly GIFs and jokes. And hyperbole. Hyperbole is the best thing ever.) I’m here to read, write, make friends, and eat mini pretzels…and I’m all out of mini pretzels.
So please, grab your books, your laptops, your notebooks, and your snacks. This bookish blanket pit is for everyone. Hop in 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 in London. 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.
Have a writing problem you want to talk about? Got a book recommendation? Just want to say hi?