What They Leave Behind: A Latinx Anthology Reading Series

I’m honored to have been included in this anthology where I got to read last month with other wonderful poets. Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming reading 10/10/21. You can order your copy of What They Leave Behind today by pressing this link.

Quitter Athletes

All this news about the athletes quitting and I’m thinking “seriously, quitters?” What’s going on? And then a memory is triggered.  I’m back at Troy High School on the gymnastic team. At seventeen, a perfectionist, almost 5’8”, 125 pounds [oh to be at least 135 pounds (and thinking this way remains a problem)], I amContinue reading “Quitter Athletes”

Palms, Olives and Thorns

Holy Thursday made a pilgrimage back to L.A, where the grains of mustard seeds  grow as large as the kingdom of heaven, orange poppies border the highway, citrus blossoms and jasmine perfume the car, palm trees line the streets the same  as they do out here in the desert — out here where everything seemsContinue reading “Palms, Olives and Thorns”

I Need a New Purse Like a Hole in The Head

I don’t feel like writing today I laze in bed thinking I want to go shopping I need to go shopping For a new purse. Christmas before Covid19 I was gifted a card to Nordstrom. Buy what you like, he said. But I waited too long. We sheltered in place. Now more than a yearContinue reading “I Need a New Purse Like a Hole in The Head”

A GOOD TABERNERO LISTENS

What a way to start out 2021, especially on the eve of transition! Ecstatic and honored to have “A Good Tabernero Listens” (an excerpt from my forthcoming novel “Agave Blues” Touchpoint Press) featured along with other wonderful writers in this month’s issue of SHARK REEF, A Literary Magazine. Please check us all out. Thank youContinue reading “A GOOD TABERNERO LISTENS”

Trick or Treat Bonanza. Enter to win a prize! #Curse of the Ninth#

Based on real events and a haunted character whose birth occurred on Halloween, October 31, 1930. It’s got just enough sweetness and enough of a thrill to keep your heart pumping.Check out this spooktacular novel excerpt from “Curse of the Ninth” and enter to win a prize. https://www.nnlightsbookheaven.com/post/curse-of-the-ninth-totbb

Trick or Treat Bonanza. Enter to win a prize! #Curse of the Ninth#

Based on real events and a haunted character whose birth occurred on Halloween, October 31, 1930. It’s got just enough sweetness and enough of a thrill to keep your heart pumping.Check out this spooktacular novel excerpt from “Curse of the Ninth” and enter to win a prize. https://www.nnlightsbookheaven.com/post/curse-of-the-ninth-totbb

“Curse of the Ninth” Part of Binge-Worthy Book Festival Enter to Win

“What makes this featured book a binge-worthy read? “Curse of the Ninth” with its beautiful description and engaging author writing style, is a supernatural mystery, unlike anything you’ve read before. A compelling read with a strange mixture of the occult, historical reference, and poetic prose, it’s a haunting read you won’t want to put down.”Continue reading ““Curse of the Ninth” Part of Binge-Worthy Book Festival Enter to Win”

Author Interview for “CURSE OF THE NINTH”

Click the link below to check out this Author Interview of me for my novel “Curse of the Ninth” by the fabulous Amanja Lambert #Amanjareads. You can also visit her website to read other honest reviews by her. https://amanjareads.com/2020/08/24/author-interview-ruthie-marlenee-curse-of-the-ninth/?fbclid=IwAR0Vl4XH02jVaN1ZRK1KebJet_ekBHiBUW8msASyLLEGdUHkNJ165sdlfHQ