RUE is a multiple award-winning fiction author, in her limited spare time she makes films and reads voraciously. Her love of the written word led to the pursuit of a B.A. in Journalism from Pepperdine University in California and a lifelong passion for writing. Her respect for indigenous cultures, oral traditions, and the seasonal magick of nature inevitably brought her work to the world of fantasy. The story of Flynn Hawthorn has been part of her heart and imagination for nearly a decade. She lives in Arizona with her partner and a Fat Kitty.
What inspires you to write?
Everything inspires me to write! My little brain is constantly cataloguing events, people, accents, clothing, etc. I love capturing a sliver of reality within my fiction.
Tell us about your writing process.
My writing process is specifically designed to destroy the myth of writer's block! I write for a scheduled amount of time everyday. I write in the same place and start with the same routine. I outline my stories on index cards, expand that outline in Scivener, and leave room for creative sparks of inspiration during the writing process. My characters are live screen actors performing a movie in my brain 🙂 I'm just lucky enough to be recording the events as they play out!
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I definitely listen to my characters when I write, but as I mentioned earlier, my process is more like watching a feature film play. I see everything my characters are doing and seeing in their world—and I love it.
Who are your favorite authors?
Number one is Juliet Marillier! I fell under her spell and could not stop devouring her words. I'm also a huge fan of Ursula Le Guin, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Roald Dahl, and Philip Pullman.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
After a lot of research I decided to take the leap into indie publishing. It seems like indie authors have a stronger connection to their readers (more direct) and they have more flexibility in what/how they write.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think Indie publishing will eventually eclipse traditional pubbing. Readers are adventurous and hungry for stories. Indie pubbing is more flexible and quicker to respond to shifts in reader "wants" and trends.
What genres do you write?
YA Fantasy (epic/historical/coming-pf-age) & Women's Fiction
What formats are your books in?
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