Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Book Signings: Please come along!

Hi All,

Now that The Woman Before Me is finally published I have a few book signings coming up.
If anyone is able to pop along that would be great:

Saturday 4th September / Magpie Books, Hamilton Rd, Felixstowe, Suffolk (10.30-12.30)

Saturday 18th September / Waterstones, Lowestoft, Suffolk (11.00-1.00)

Saturday 25th Septemeber / Waterstones, Smithfield Way, Coventry (10.30-12.30)

Many thanks!

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Book Launch

Here I am with my mum, dad and daughter Amber.
This all came about as a result of my winning the Luke Bitmead Bursary last year. I would urge any unpublished author to enter this wonderful competition, which closes on 31st August. So get those entries polished & e-mail them over to Legend Press. The winner will get a publishing contract with Legend Press and £2,500.
What have you got to lose?

Book Launch

Many thanks to all those who came to support me at the book launch on Thursday.
It was a wonderful, relaxed, happy event.

I have been waiting 5 years to see The Woman Before Me in print, and felt emotional giving my reading and holding the novel in my hands. Of course, now the novel is not just `mine`; it is out there in the world to sink without a trace or make its own way. Whatever happens, it had a good start on Thursday!

I am very fortunate to have such great support from friends and family - I would have given up long ago without that. x

Monday, 23 August 2010

TWBM just got its first review on Amazon!

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4.0 out of 5 stars Dark and disturbing tale of motherhood and murder, 23 Aug 2010
By M. D. Ripley "Mike Ripley" (England) - See all my reviews

This review is from: The Woman Before Me (Paperback)
Ruth Dugdall is a young British crime-writer who uses her career in the Probation Service to stunning effect in "The Woman Before Me".
This is a bleak, dark psychological thriller, at times quite hypnotic. It is a tragic story of two young mothers linked by the horror of the death of a child, and a third mother, a Probation Officer, who has to show the judgement of a Solomon. The prison system does not come out of this with any honour - prison warders of both sexes are brutish and cruel - nor do men in a more general sense, but this is a thriller about women and women who want only to be good mothers, as they see it. With most psychological thrillers, you just know something terrible is going to happen. With this one, the reader discovers the most terrible crime already has happened. A far-from-relaxing read, this is as bleak as its coastal Suffolk setting, but gripping and powerful. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews
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