Profane and Sacred – the 5th Book Festival at Lourdes

Ruth HartleyApartheid, Books by Ruth Hartley, Festival, Nuanced Thinking, Photography, Politics, Reading2 Comments

On Saturday the 30th of November, I will be taking part in the Lourdes Salon du Livre. It looks very interesting and they will be discussing self-publishing by independent authors like me! Do come and, if you can’t get to the book fair, please do read this post. I’ve cribbed an author interview from The New Statesman. I enjoy reading […]

Book Festival and my Book Launch

Ruth HartleyBook Launch, Book Publishing, Books by Ruth Hartley, Festival, Illustration, Promotion, Reading, The Love and Wisdom Crimes, The Shaping of Water, The Spiral-Bound Notebooks, The Tin Heart Gold Mine, When I Was BadLeave a Comment

I’m promoting the three books I’ve published this year The Love and Wisdom Crimes is a novel based on real experiences. In it Jane returns to South Africa as apartheid ends to unlock the secrets of her past as a young political activist in a police state. My collection of poetry, The Spiral-bound Notebooks contains my early poems that form […]

The Vic en Bigorre Book Festival

Ruth Hartley Storytelling, Books by Ruth Hartley, Festival, Graphic Novel, Reading, The Shaping of Water, The Tin Heart Gold Mine, The White and Black Blues1 Comment

A very pleasant and successful day I thoroughly enjoyed myself and sold some of my books. I started the day slightly bemused as we had just returned from Paris rather late the night before. Nick Inman, Clara Villanueva, myself and June Gadsby had a table together for our books in English and Spanish. This is the second year that there […]

Readers, writers and arithmetic for authors and storytellers searching for readers at literary festivals in France

Ruth Hartley Storytelling, Books by Ruth Hartley, Festival, Promotion, The Shaping of Water, The Tin Heart Gold Mine, Writing Process1 Comment

How do writers and readers get together? They go to the Second Salon du Livre at the Salle Multimedia in Vic en Bigorre on the 23rd September We are all  readers  and more and more of us are writers too. How can writers find readers? That means you and me of course. Well – here we are one week away […]