RIVER HOUSE BOOKS

My alarm just went off to remind me of my book signing for Curse of the Ninth scheduled this afternoon at RIVER HOUSE BOOKS from 2-4 p.m. Alas, the event has been postponed until a time when we can meet again! I can’t wait to sign those books! I just want to give a shoutContinue reading “RIVER HOUSE BOOKS”

I ‘LL NOT WASH MY HANDS OF THIS

This Coronavirus. First of all, it is a thing and I must do my part to help curb it. Events, travel, regular life activities have been cancelled.  And this comes on the heels of my book launch for Curse of the Ninth! I don’t want to whine as I’m not the only one on this sinkingContinue reading “I ‘LL NOT WASH MY HANDS OF THIS”

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”

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”

Phoebe Mae

Did this sweet Phoebe Mae belong to “a fantastical religious cult, one of the causes of Doc’s infatuation” with her, as his ex-wife would later testify in court? Would his life be forever cursed the moment he first heard the young piano teacher play? Curse of the Ninth