More on Ruth Cavin

January 13, 2011

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Ruth was my first editor (for The Gemini Man, The Summertime Soldiers, and Trail of the Dragon), and no author could have asked for a better one. She'd read your manuscript, and get back to you within a week with a letter outlining her suggestions for revisions, which were always wonderfully helpful.

Here are some of her words of wisdom: "Plot problems are the easiest things in the world to fix. If the book is well-written, has interesting, well-developed characters, good dialogue, and an engaging premise, that's what matters."

Selected Works

Nonfiction
“This book is, quite simply, remarkable journalism and remarkable writing.”
--Robert B. Parker
"Taut with suspense...crackles like a bestselling novel." -- Barry Reed, author of The Verdict
Fiction
"Susan Kelly's maiden mystery is fresh and free-spirited with lively characters, snappy dialogue...and a suspenseful plot." -- Washington Post
“Spinetingling... noteworthy... brings the horror of being a victim into sharp focus.”
--Publishers Weekly
“Thought-provoking... a gritty, bittersweet story with added depth and dimension.”
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A page-turner with action and suspense." -- SSC Booknews
"A winner for fans of literate, witty mysteries." -- Tony Hillerman
"The Summertime Soldiers has love, sex, and murder and most of all, a heart." -- Boston Herald