Ruth de Jauregui's latest book, published here on Smashwords, is the crime meets urban fantasy, "Bitter." Her other Smashwords titles include "50 Fabulous Tomatoes for Your Garden" and "The Soul of California - Cooking for the Holidays". She is also the author of "Ghost Towns" and "100 Medical Milestones That Shaped World History."
A graphic artist and writer for more than 30 years, Ruth maintains several blogs and is currently working on a second Bitter novel. She has several associate degrees and has been contemplating returning to college for her Bachelor of Arts in visual communications.
Ruth has written numerous how-to and informative articles for a variety of websites, including SFGate, AZCentral, TheNest, PawNation, TheDailyPuppy, Mom.me and eHow.
Ruth always has a project or two around the house, whether it's installing that white picket fence that she bought on Craigslist, planting yet another fruit tree or renovating her vintage trailer.
Besides writing, Ruth has a little website, Alien Star Books [dot] com, that features Science Fiction and Fantasy books for Teens and Young Adults of Color. It features protagonists of color, but there's room for all since it's all about inclusion, not exclusion. The intention is to include teens of Color, including her own teens, in the fantastic world of science fiction and fantasy.