Congratulations to Ruthanne Ried! She won the $100 B&N e-giftcard giveaway! Now she has a few extra bucks to spend on books, music, and movies. Let’s taken a closer look at the woman behind the winning, shall we?
Meet Ruthanne Reid, author
What’s super-cool about Mrs. Reid is that she is an author too! Check out her author website. And below is her latest book:
“Harry Iskinder knows the rules: don’t touch the water, or it will pull you under. Conserve food, because there’s no arable land. Use Sundered slaves gently, or they die too quickly to be worthwhile.
The problem is, the Sundered Ones are dying out, and humanity is running out of time.
With extinction on the horizon, Harry searches for a cure: the Hope of Humanity, the mysterious artifact that gave humans control over the Sundered centuries ago. According to legend, the Hope can fix the planet, removing the deadly water and giving back the land.
But the Hope holds more secrets than Harry knows, and Harry has a choice to make. Either the Sundered survive and humanity ends, or humanity lives for a while, but the Sundered are wiped out.
The time for sharing the Earth is done. Harry never wanted this choice. He still has to make it. In his broken, flooded world, Hope comes with a price.”
Doesn’t that sound exciting? Here are some more of Mrs. Reid’s book-related links:
Ruthanne Reid’s author bio
Ruthanne Reid was raised in the woods, but fortunately her isolation was offset by regular visits to New York City. She pursued music for years before realizing she wanted to tell stories rather than sing them.
Ruthanne has lived on both US coasts (she prefers the West one), is distantly related to royalty, and has sung in a thousand-year-old cathedral. Her favorite authors tend to be dramatic (J. R. R. Tolkien, Neil Gaiman, Patrick Rothfuss), but she doesn’t see this as a bad thing.
Writing in and around Seattle, she owns dust-covered degrees in music and religion, and is generally considered dangerous around household electronics. She belongs to a husband, a housemate, and a cat, respectively. The Sundered is her first novel.
Congrats again to a great author!
Congratulations again to author Ruthanne Reid. And thank you to everyone else who entered the giveaway. I’m sorry you didn’t win. But those who sign up for my newsletter will get insider information about future giveaways, freebies, and other cool stuff.
So, hey–it’s not a total loss.
(Top image and book cover image courtesy of Ruthanne Reid)