Ruth de Jauregui


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, 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.

Smashwords Interview

What are your five favorite books, and why?
The Lord of the Rings, The Beast Master, Moon Called, Midnight Riot, The Pride of Chanur and Forests of the Night. I know, that's six and I could probably add more. Why are they my favs? The writing, the characters, the plot sings. As soon as I sit down and pick up one of these books (and their sequels), the movie in my head rolls and I'm in a different world.
What do you read for pleasure?
Urban fantasy, fantasy, space opera, steamfunk, science fiction and a smattering of mysteries.
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Where to find Ruth de Jauregui online


Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 97,430. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Shadows slink through the night in Alkali Flat as detective Juanita Bitter investigates murders most foul. But when a Dispatcher's body is found in the stairwell of the police department, Bitter is forced into a case where everyone is a suspect. When the sun goes down, the strange, exotic, and magical emerges in Bitter's Sacramento. And if something hisses in a dark alley, it may not be a cat.
50 Fabulous Tomatoes for Your Garden
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,180. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Home & Garden » Gardening, Nonfiction » Home & Garden » Gardening
From the descriptions of the 50 favorites selected for the book to a full how-to-grow section, 50 Favorite Tomatoes for Your Garden provides a complete overview for the novice and experienced gardener. Full color images illustrate each tomato while seed sources are listed with each variety. Whether you prefer cherry, beefsteak, or novelty tomatoes, there's a tomato to suit your taste.
The Soul of California - Cooking for the Holidays
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,540. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » American / California Style, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Holiday
This collection of soulful California cuisine recipes incorporates the casual lifestyle of the West Coast with the deep roots of the South, nearby Mexican traditions and delicious Asian influences. Organized by menus, the cook can mix and match the recipes to impress his or her family and friends.