Five Year Project: August update

In a few days time I’ll be selling Walking the English Coast on Amazon, as a re-seller, and signed copies will be available!

do you have goals

I’m taking part in Misha and Beth’s Five Year Project and my five-year goal is to write a novel and get it published.

Forget the novel! Today I have some great news!

Walking the English Coast: a Beginner’s Guide, is published.

At long last, you might say. And it does seem I’ve been working on it for ages.

Front cover,600The book is now available as a glossy paperback, published with the help of I_AM publishing, who have been working patiently with me for many months.

  • It’s 246 pages long
  • Contains over 30 photos and illustrations
  • A chunky 7″ x 10″ size (18cm x 25cm approx.)
  • And costs a mere GBP 14.99 (USD 32.99)

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Being Tim: on the web

Ruth Livingstone's short story appears on Hubbub writing website
A short story published

‘Being Tim’ was published on The Writer’s Hub. This is the same story that appeared in the 44 Square: anthology of new fiction, and I am delighted to see it is now on the website.

It really is an honour to appear here, because the quality of the pieces selected by the Writer’s Hub editorial team is very high. Continue reading “Being Tim: on the web”

Letter to Oliver: short story

Published in an anthology.

This month I was lucky enough to have a short story published in 44 Square, the annual journal of new fiction, published by Birkbeck, University of London.

44 Square Journal Cover

The journal features some excellent work from a bunch of talented writers, and I feel honoured that my short story, Letter to Oliver, was selected for publication.

This is the second time I’ve had a short story selected for the 44 Square journal. Once was wonderful, but to be accepted twice represents a huge achievement for me.

You can read my story, along with all the other included pieces, by downloading a PDF of the anthology. It’s free!

Short Story Accepted: Being Tim


Short Story Anthology

Fiction - short story published in anthology

One of my short stories is published in a literary anthology, 44 Square Fiction, published by Birkbeck. The contributors are listed on their website, including a very nice set of caricatures of all of us.


Winning a short story competition

Time to boast? So sorry, but yes, I won the Crime Story Competition in Writing Magazine and my short story was published in the January 2012 edition of the magazine.

The Shed, Ruth Livingstone wins Crime Fiction prize in Writing Magazine 2012

Crime fiction?

I won the Crime Story Competition in Writing Magazine and my short story was published in the January 2012 edition of the magazine.

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