About R J Heald

Ruth Heald is the author of “27: Six Friends, One Year“, released in July 2012 by Dancing Parrot Press. “27” is the story of six friends aged 27 who reunite in London. On the surface they lead enviable lives, but underneath the facades, they are falling apart. “27” was selected as a Quarter-finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.

The book is currently available on the Kindle:

Amazon.co.uk: 27: Six Friends, One Year

Amazon.com: 27: Six Friends, One Year

Ruth is currently working on a psychological thriller about motherhood, friendship and betrayal. 

She was a winner of the Next Big Author Competition in September 2011. She spoke at the inaugural Bangkok Literature Festival in 2011.

For five years, Ruth ran Five Stop Story, a digital publisher of short stories, which connected up-and-coming writers with new readers, through its iPhone and iPad app and its Kindle book.


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  2. Hi,
    Thanks for following on Twitter – kind a new to this stuff; thought I’d give it a go and it is paying off grandly as I’ve made lots of contacts that I would never have found.
    Any help with viewership to my site or a publisher for my major work would be just dandy.

    Thank you again,

    Warm regards,


    • Hi Robby,

      Thanks for commenting. In terms of readership on your site, I suggest you keep doing what your doing and connecting with people on Twitter. Goodreads is also a useful site for connecting with readers.

      I’ve chosen to self-publish myself so can’t advise on a publisher. You can read about my decision to self-publish on my blog here: http://rjheald.com/?p=129

      Best of luck!

  3. Hi Ruth. Congrats on all of your accomplishments, and I certainly wish you well with your latest work which is coming out soon. I guess things are kind of exciting over there with Wimbledon just ending and the Olympics about to start. Just think, you will be the center of the world for awhile. Enjoy…..Quick question for you.
    Out of all the work you’ve done, which one are you the most proud of….and why?
    Take care, and I look forward to hearing from you. Danny

  4. Hello Danny,
    Thanks for your comment and for connecting on Twitter. I think I’m most proud of my novel, “27”, which should be out next week! The editing took me 18 months so I feel like I’ve worked really hard to get to this point 🙂
    Very excited about the Olympics coming to London! Lots of exciting arts and culture events on as well as sport.
    Are you also a writer? What do you write?

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