Born and brought up in north-west England, Ruth's debut novel, THE MEMORY CAGE was a finalist in the Waterstone's Book Prize, was shortlisted for the UKLA Book Awards and nominated for the Carnegie Medal.
Her award-winning second book, THE MESSENGER BIRD, is a tale of modern day treachery set in Bletchley Park. With a trail of secret clues and time running out fast, it's the story of one boy's frantic bid to save his dad.
Ruth's third novel, ARROWHEAD, tells of a Viking curse tightening around a remote town in Norway, while THE JAGUAR TRIALS explores the legends of El Dorado in the mysterious heart of the Amazon Jungle.
In her latest book, THE WARRIOR IN THE MIST, a boy desperate to save his horse goes on a search for the tomb of that ultimate warrior - Queen Boudicca herself.