Hello, Blogger Ball

Hello, Blogger Ball

I belong to a few different groups for writers, which is a great way to learn what other people are writing and how they are marketing and growing their careers. One group is at shewrites.com, which as you might surmise from that title, is a place for female writers to congregate. Meg Clayton is hosting a little get-to-know-you this week, so click below to meet other women writers…

 

 

For those coming through on the tour, welcome!

I use my little corner of the Internet here to do writing exercises, share tid-bits from my latest projects, and discuss issues important to both disability and sexuality.  I explore those themes in many media.  Mostly, though, I write.  I write opinion blog essays and romantic short stories.  I write romance books and books about being different.  I’ve also been featuring interviews with other authors.  I find people who are using disability in their stories and I ask them about their inspiration.

There aren’t enough books out there that feature characters who have disabilities leading normal lives.  I am working to fix that and I support any other authors doing the same!

My first book, (W)hole, has been praised for humanizing the experience of having an unusual sexuality.

Dev Dreams is a book of short romantic stories, meant for pure fantasy and fluff.

A sequel to (W)hole will be coming out in January.

A science-fiction/paranormal romance will be out in the spring.

24 Comments

  1. Helen Smith
    Aug 16, 2011

    Hi Ruth, I’m here via the blog hop.

    Good luck with the sequel to (W)hole and with the science fiction/paranormal romance, too.

    • Fierce
      Aug 16, 2011

      I’m really interested in reading W(h)ole. I’ve just added it to my Wishlist! Good luck with the sequel! I’m here via SheWrites.
      Dream well!

      • RuthMadison
        Aug 16, 2011

        Thank you! I really appreciate that 😀

    • RuthMadison
      Aug 19, 2011

      Thanks 🙂 I get so much enjoyment out of writing them that I’m convinced people will enjoy reading them!

  2. Sheri L. Swift
    Aug 16, 2011

    Congrats on (W)hole and much success with your sequel. I’ve also included some disabilities within my story (Legend of the Mer) and was inspired by someone with some unique physical challenges. ; )

    • RuthMadison
      Aug 16, 2011

      Really? I will have to read that! Maybe I can do a little interview of you here.

  3. Cristina F. Connors
    Aug 16, 2011

    Hi Ruth, Fellow shewrites.com blogger here. I applaud you for focusing your attention on a much needed area of writing in which there is a definite void. I think you will bring understanding and awareness and that’s great. I am definitely looking forward to reading (W)hole!

    • RuthMadison
      Aug 16, 2011

      Thank you! I like feeling that there is a purpose in my writing!

  4. Stacy Green
    Aug 16, 2011

    Hi Ruth! Your blog is really nice, and (W)hole sounds like an interesting read. Good for you for broaching the subject. Look forward to reading it and to your other posts.

    • RuthMadison
      Aug 19, 2011

      That is great to hear! Thank you so much.

  5. Carolyn Barbre
    Aug 16, 2011

    Congratulations on your success with (W) hole. A clever and catchy title. I’m sure the sequel will have a ready following.

    I love your background photo. Thanks for visiting my site during the Blogger Ball #6.

    • RuthMadison
      Aug 19, 2011

      Thanks! I’m very pleased with myself for that title. lol. Then I had to come up with a title for the sequel and I felt like I couldn’t out-clever myself. A friend suggested the title Breath(e), which I fell in love with.

  6. Shelley Workinger
    Aug 17, 2011

    Hi Ruth! Sounds like you’ve found the perfect outlet – writing that gives you purpose AND fills a void in the market! Good for you 🙂

  7. Myne Whitman
    Aug 17, 2011

    I’m here over from the blog hop. Nice to meet you.

  8. RYCJ
    Aug 19, 2011

    Ruth, first I must compliment your blog. Love the layout, and love even more this comment box! Makes me want to type and type I love the font so much.

    Also, I find it a Very unique perspective writing from perspectives that shapes our world but not written in novels as much. I thought about this *after* writing one of my latest novels, which includes in great detail characters not typically written in novels. Enjoyed it, and love that I was able to accomplish what I did humorously and tastefully… though again, didn’t realize it until the book was in print.

    Thanks for sharing such a unique perspective on writing. And I hope you’re enjoying the ball!

    • RuthMadison
      Aug 19, 2011

      What a lovely comment! Thank you so much. This website was built and the design chosen by a good friend. He set it all up for me and I’ve been learning how to add new things. It’s a lot of fun.

      Well, now you’ve given me quite a hook to go and check out your books! I’m so curious what kinds of unusual characters you’ve chosen to write about 😉

  9. Annie
    Aug 19, 2011

    (W)hole sounds very entertaining and original. I look forward to reading it. Good luck with the sequel!

    • RuthMadison
      Aug 19, 2011

      Thank you! It is certainly unusual, but I like the word “original”!

  10. Carol Apple
    Aug 20, 2011

    Hello Ruth. I am visiting from the She Writes Blog Hop and am happy to have discovered you. Sounds like you are doing some valuable and interesting things in your writing and I look forward to reading more. I will add your blog to my Google Reader list.

    • RuthMadison
      Aug 20, 2011

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy my posts. I try not to do them too often, but once or twice a week.

  11. Julie
    Aug 20, 2011

    Stopping by from the SheWrites hop. A delightful blog and a very I am very interested in your book along with sequel – good luck with that.

    • RuthMadison
      Aug 20, 2011

      Thanks! I’m going to need luck 🙂 I’ve decided I want to finish my rough draft this month. I have 26,000 words and ten days left!

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