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History Buff is a site
for history lovers everywhere. It is also a site very interested in women
of the past. Although I (sadly) no longer have time to continue these interviews, here is an archive of Q&As about women's lives
in history. And please feel free to stop by History Buff's
sister site for archaeological discoveries making news today. Enjoy!
historical fiction writer I am fascinated by news stories featuring the
past as it's unearthed and reimagined and brought to life. I spend a
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Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Q&A With Historical Fiction Author Ruth Rymer
Ruth Rymer, tell us about Susannah, your second release.
Young college graduate Susannah Reed is brutally attacked in 1877 and nearly killed. While recovering, she vows to study law, although The United State Supreme Court has just declared that women are too timid and delicate to be lawyers.
Undaunted, Susannah reads law at a firm in
I've been writing since I was eight years old. As an outgrowth of my diary, I became a character, and everything I wanted happened to that character.
Where do you get your information or ideas for your stories?
With Susannah I read extensively about
What is your favorite writing devise?
I really like alliteration--using many words beginning with the same letter. For example: "Ethical edges easily erase in this effervescent and egomaniacal
What was one of the most surprising things you learned while creating your book?
I learned about
What does your family think about your career as a published author?
They are all quite surprised!
What is coming up next for you writing-wise?
Maybe a sequel. Perhaps some short stories.
Thank you, Ruth! And please feel free to visit Ruth online for more information about her novel.