Irish born and well travelled, Ruth divides her time between a small fishing village in Portugal and Ireland’s capital city, where she shares a Victorian house with her husband of more than 30 years, and her Great Dane. She has two adult children.

One of a very few women to enter the sport of Rallying, Ruth drove competitively before she married, enjoying success at international level. These experiences form the background of her novels.

Having lived in North America, Cyprus and Saudi Arabia, she has many colourful memories along with deep insight into these countries, their highways and byways and their diverse cultures.

Ruth’s guilty pleasures include trashy TV dramas and action movies.

She delights in good food and has explored many ethnic cuisines. She shares a love of cooking with her husband and has attended a Cordon Bleu course to learn the secrets of classical cookery.

A Reiki Master, Ruth loves writing stories with happy endings.