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Laura Ruby

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Raised in the wilds of suburban New Jersey, Laura Ruby now lives in Chicago with her family. Her short fiction for adults has appeared in various literary magazines, including Other Voices, The Florida Review, Sycamore Review and Nimrod. A collection of these stories, I'M NOT JULIA ROBERTS, was published by Warner Books in January 2007. Called "hilarious and heart-wrenching" by People and "a knowing look at the costs and rewards of remaking a family," by the Hartford-Courant, the book was also featured in Redbook, Working Mother , and USA Today among others.

Genres: Children's Fiction
New and upcoming books
September 2024

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The Ghosts of Dreadsea
   1. The Shadow Cipher (2017)
   2. The Clockwork Ghost (2019)
   3. The Map of Stars (2020)
   Lily's Ghosts (2003)
   Good Girls (2006)
   I'm Not Julia Roberts (2007)
   Play Me (2008)
   Bad Apple (2009)
   Bone Gap (2015)
   Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All (2019)
   The Ghosts of Dreadsea (2024)
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   All the Love Under the Vast Sky (2025) (with others)
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Laura Ruby recommends
The Blackwoods (2023)
Brandy Colbert
"Binge-able as the best movies, this epic, beautifully-written tale of one famous Hollywood family is Brandy Colbert at the top of her game. Full of secrets and lies, loss and love, history and destiny, The Blackwoods shines."
Enter the Body (2023)
Joy McCullough
"At once tender, poetic and ferocious, Enter The Body breathes new life into the Bard's most tragic heroines. More than a tribute to Shakespeare, this kaleidoscopic, ambitious novel-in-verse gives Juliet, Ophelia, Cordelia, and Lavinia the chance to tell their own stories full of passion, justice, sisterhood, and love. Simply spectacular."
The Crane Husband (2023)
Kelly Barnhill
"If I had to nominate a worthy successor to Angela Carter, I would nominate Kelly Barnhill. The Crane Husband is a bloody, subversive, and brilliant reimagining of a familiar fairy tale, rendered strange and haunting."

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Books containing stories by Laura Ruby
Vampires Never Get Old (2020)
(Untold Legends, book 1)
edited by
Zoraida Córdova and Natalie C Parker

Andre Norton Award Best Book nominee (2016) : Bone Gap
Michael L. Printz Award Best Book winner (2016) : Bone Gap

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