Hi. I’m Ruth Madison.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my web site. I am the writer of romantic stories about imperfect heroes and complex heroines.

Here you can learn more about my debut novel, (W)hole, my short stories, and current works in progress. This site also houses my blog where I critique disability themes in modern media, interview other authors who have disabled characters, and share snip-its of my works in progress. I hope you enjoy my web site, and I look forward to interacting with you!

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Iron Man 3: Haven’t We Moved Past These Cliches Yet?

Posted by on May 6, 2013 in Movies, Review | 5 comments

Iron Man 3: Haven’t We Moved Past These Cliches Yet?

Overall, I did really enjoy the Iron Man 3 movie. I haven’t seen the other two and my first introduction to Iron Man was in The Avengers. I found that his character was really fun and different for a superhero. Maybe I’m being too sensitive, but the bad guy’s disability in this current movie bothered me. In the beginning you’ve got Guy Pearce’s character, Aldrich Killian, who has greasy hair, awful glasses, acne, and a bad limp, walking with a cane. As such, he has no respect from anyone. Tony Stark won’t...

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John’s Story

Posted by on May 3, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

I know lots of you come here to read John’s ongoing story about devotee Danny and his paraplegic girlfriend, Michelle. It’s been a while since there was an update, but I spoke to John recently and he told me he’s thinking about Danny and Michelle all the time. He has a lot planned for them! Life is busy for him right now, but hopefully we’ll get a new part for you soon....

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Posted by on Apr 22, 2013 in Movies | 5 comments

I noticed a movie on Netflix the other day called Armless. Can you guess what it’s about? Yup, it’s a “wannabe” guy who longs to get rid of his arms. I always feel nervous about watching movies that are specifically about devotees, pretenders, or wannabes. I don’t trust the people creating it to understand. So today I finally got up the courage to watch it. It’s an indie film and like many modern indie films, it is heavy on the atmosphere and very light on the action or dialog. A subject like this, I think,...

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Where Has Ruth Been?

Posted by on Mar 28, 2013 in Blog, Updates on Ruth's Fiction | 0 comments

I tend to hate blogs that have apology posts about being gone for a while. Because usually I’m not a regular reader and it’s weird for me to stop by a new blog and the first thing I see is an apology about not being around. :-/ But I’ve had a lot of interesting things going on, so I wanted to talk to you guys about them. The main reason I haven’t been posting much here is that this past summer I started a publishing company. That’s right, I moved from publishing my own books to publishing other people’s...

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Author Interview: Reprobate by Martyn V Halm

Posted by on Jan 17, 2013 in blind hero, Review | 6 comments

Today’s interview was conducted by DevoGirl, beloved reviewer of dev literature… Reprobate is the first installment in the Amsterdam Assassin Series. Katla Sieltjes is a professional assassin for hire, specializing in hits that can’t be traced. When the novel begins, she is taking out the owner of a shop selling antique Japanese swords, with his own merchandise, when she is interrupted by a blind man, Bram Merleyn, who has come to pick up his order. Katla has a firm policy of not allowing witnesses to her hits to live, but...

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Movie Review: Young Adult

Posted by on Jan 2, 2013 in Movies, Review | 3 comments

The movie Young Adult with Charlize Theron was not at all what I was expecting. Being about a YA author, I thought it would be zany and fun, an upbeat comedy. It came up on Netflix and I watched it last night, discovering that it was anything but upbeat. It’s actually very difficult to watch. The main character is struggling with depression and her behavior can be very difficult to empathize¬†with. The only thing that kept me watching was discovering a character played by Patton Oswald who has a disability. The story is that Mavis leaves...

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Review: The Boy Next Door by Annabelle Costa

Posted by on Jan 1, 2013 in Paraplegic Hero, Review | 0 comments

I love this book. I fell in love with it right from the start, as soon as Tasha began to narrate. She is witty, sassy, and hilarious. At the same time she doesn’t understand love nearly as well as she thinks she does. After some wild years, she’s finally ready to settle down, but she still can’t see that the right guy for her has been there all along. It’s frustrating in the best possible way to watch her screwing up her life. The book has some flow charts at the ends of some of the chapters that are laugh out loud...

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Works in Progress

Posted by on Dec 19, 2012 in Updates on Ruth's Fiction | 0 comments

I thought I’d give everyone an update on what has been filling up my time lately!¬† ¬† Be(Longing) I’m redoing the outline for this novel about a paraplegic singer who convinces his brother to pretend to be him in order to get a record contract. I’ve written about 22,000 words, but I’m still working on bringing out Dylan’s character and getting to know him and what makes him tick. Our friends Annabelle and Lee have read portions of the rough draft and have been very encouraging, so I think it’s going to be...

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Review: A Slow, Cold Death

Posted by on Dec 5, 2012 in Paraplegic Hero, Review, Uncategorized | 0 comments

A Slow Cold Death by Susy Gage This book was sent to me so I could provide a prepub blurb. What does that mean? Take a look at this… Yup, that’s my name on the back of the book. You know what? It’s just about as exciting as having my name on the front of a book. This book was a lot of fun. It’s a murder mystery set in an academic university. I’ve never read a book about the crazy world of PhD researchers, though I know a little bit about it from my friends and family who are academics. The story takes place in a...

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Posted by on Nov 28, 2012 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Sorry you haven’t heard from me in a while! I’ve been Nano-ing like crazy and met half of my insane goal. I wrote 50,000 words in 15 days. I did not manage another 50k in the next 15 days, however. Still, I got a lot accomplished. Looking forward to polishing up what I wrote and getting it published as soon as I can. There’s a lot going on and it seems like it’s better to focus my energies on writing more stories and books and less on updating this blog. Hope I have something new to show you really...

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