Author, graphic artist, and designer

Ruthanne Reid

About me

Short Bio

Best-selling author, spouse of geek, mother of cats. She/her. Owns a lot of things that need to be plugged in.

Medium Bio

A two-time bestselling author, Ruthanne Reid has led a convention panel on world-building, taught courses on plot and character development, and been the keynote speaker for the Write Practice Retreat. Author of two series with five books and fifty short stories, Ruthanne has lived in her head since childhood, when she wrote her first story about a pony princess and a genocidal snake-kingdom and used up her mom’s red typewriter ribbon in the process. When she isn’t reading, writing, or reading about writing, Ruthanne enjoys old cartoons with her husband and two cats, and dreams of living on an island beach far, far away.

P.S. Red is still her favorite color.

Long Bio

Would you believe this third-person intro is being written by the very same individual about whom it is written?

I know. Completely blows her mind, too.

Ruthanne Reid is one of those pesky fanfiction authors who made good, and thus eschews most labels. Except for being:

  • a Generation X-er (or maybe Xennial, according to some guy’s webpage)
  • a musician who loves music but also carries a ton of baggage about it
  • a self-taught graphic artist who designs her own covers
  • a spoonie who wrestles Fibromyalgia not unlike the Nemean lion
  • a Christian who hesitates to use the word because too many of them are crazy but Jesus is pretty great
  • a rabid shipper who’s too smart to lay out precisely which ships because of the wars
  • a caretaker of pretty ill folks
  • and an avid reader, like you do.

You know. Unlabelable.

Recently a resident of Long Island City and currently a resident of Texas, Ruthanne is a loving mom to two cats and is happily married to a fellow geek who loves good stories and great games as much as she does. Between the two of them, they own a lot of things that need to be plugged in.



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Thanks so much to the Alternative Stories Podcast with Chris Gregory and Joy Hayward for this amazing snippet from Grey’s life.

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