Jay Ruud

Biography

Jay Ruud is the retired Chair of the English Department at the University of Central Arkansas and former Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Northern State University. His Ph.D. in medieval literature turned him into an avid fan of the legends of King Arthur, and kindled a passion in him for retelling those stories in his own way. He has an awesome wife, two grownup children of whom he is unspeakably proud, and four spectacular grandchildren to match his four unruly dogs. He loves Chaucer, Dante, and Tolkien. In addition to all of this, he is a lifetime Cubs fan who finally lived to see a world series, he hopes one day to visit Antarctica, has played Ebenezer Scrooge and Lady Bracknell on stage, and believes that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.

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Lost in the Quagmire
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 119,270. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2018 by Encircle Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When Sir Galahad arrives in Camelot, his vision of the Holy Grail at Pentecost inspires the entire fellowship of the round table to rush off in quest of the most holy relic. But when knight after knight turns up dead or seriously injured, Gildas and Merlin begin to suspect some sinister force behind the grail madness.
The Bleak and Empty Sea
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 82,430. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2017 by Encircle Publications. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Word comes to Camelot that Sir Tristram and longtime mistress, La Belle Isolde, Queen of Cornwall have died. Suspicions arise that there is more to the story of their deaths than they are being told. It is up to Merlin and his faithful assistant Gildas to find the truth behind the myths and half-truths surrounding the lovers' deaths.

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