Sports Fans: What To Do During Coronavirus? – Be Safe, Stay Home Read a Book

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is postponed as is the Tuscon Festival of Books. And yet, here in Arizona last night it was “Play ball!” as usual. The Diamondbacks played against the KC Royals (4-4). According to ArizonaSports.com, D-backs relief pitcher Andrew Chafin was dismissive Monday of fears about coronavirus and said he wasContinue reading “Sports Fans: What To Do During Coronavirus? – Be Safe, Stay Home Read a Book”

PRESS RELEASE: “CURSE OF THE NINTH” BOOK TOUR

                             “Curse of the Ninth” Author Ruthie Marlenée Announces Book Tour Los Angeles, CA – March 6, 2020 – Author Ruthie Marlenée released her book “Curse of the Ninth” on Feb. 4, 2020 and announced today that she would be accompanying the release with a book tour. Her tour will begin on March 29 in Carmel-by-the-SeaContinue reading “PRESS RELEASE: “CURSE OF THE NINTH” BOOK TOUR”

Los Angeles Blue Book

Who remembers this little Los Angeles Blue Book and who can say their name is listed in this Society Register of Southern California? There was a time when I was important — the proof is in the pages. I was only three years old, but hey, I got my 1/15 inches of fame! So whatContinue reading “Los Angeles Blue Book”

Libraries are Sacred Temples

I just about make the sign of the cross as I cross the threshold into the Glendale Central Library to visit my book, “The Curse of the Ninth.” It’s Sunday and I feel like I’ve come back to church as I wander the aisles. And then I get the chills as I stand in theContinue reading “Libraries are Sacred Temples”

PRAISE FOR ♫CURSE OF THE NINTH♫ 5.0 out of 5 stars!  “Where do I even begin? The Curse of the Ninth was an enrapturing tale from start to finish. I was amazed at the author’s ability to switch seamlessly from the perspectives of a adult men, women, then show the world through the eyes ofContinue reading

The Russians are Coming! The Russians are Coming!

Originally posted on Ruthie Marlenée :
Growing up in the 60’s, every time I heard a plane fly over, I cowered. Had the Russians finally crossed into our skies? My paranoia soared. Was this the first time I’d heard some fake news. “The Russians are Coming! ” is a phrase from 1949 attributed to United States…

Mexican Soil: My Agave Roots

Ah, the writer’s life. The morning after the launch of my new book Curse of the Ninth, it’s back to the real world of rejection. Perhaps, the world isn’t ready for my next book Agaves Blues. Is it the voice, the writing, the characters? Is it just not resonating with agents and the New YorkContinue reading “Mexican Soil: My Agave Roots”

Official Launch for Curse of the Ninth

Not to be eclipsed by American Dirt, today is the official launch day for Curse of the Ninth (a Los Angeles Dirt story). In the music world, there is a superstition, Curse of the Ninth, whereby a composer who produces a ninth symphony has reached a decisive landmark – to embark on the tenth is aContinue reading “Official Launch for Curse of the Ninth”

Will “American Dirt” Crumble into a “Million Little Pieces”?

What about Bolton’s Memoir – will it ever see the light of day? The fate of his book is in the hands of the White House.  Whatever happens to these books, there certainly has been a lot of buzz surrounding their release. What about the biggest PR myth of all? “There’s no such thing asContinue reading “Will “American Dirt” Crumble into a “Million Little Pieces”?”

LOVE TRIANGLE, A CONTEST OF WILLS

Oh what a tangled web! This is the first in a series of newspaper articles that spread like wildfire across the country from San Bernardino to Boston between the period October, 1930 to April, 1934. These articles are what helped me shape the story Curse of the Ninth available now for presale.             “First wife assertsContinue reading “LOVE TRIANGLE, A CONTEST OF WILLS”