#1 May Keaps Series

"Truly an auspicious debut, with a wonderful heroine, a twisting plot and a great sense of period".
Andrew Taylor, triple winner of the CWA Historical Dagger

Ruth Wade: author, writing tutor, creativity coach.

Welcome to my website. I hope you find what you are looking for, and discover some interesting things along the way. Stay awhile and you can:
Explore my novels and the worlds that created them.
Share in my ten years’ experience as a creative writing tutor and discover techniques to harness and unleash your creativity.
Explore what has influenced me as a writer, and what inspires my work. You never know, it might just inspire you.


Dance Quartet Novels

Four books exploring four Deadly Sins in four different locations. All driven by the passion of dance.

by Ruth Wade
4.3 out of 5 stars
10 customer reviews
#1 Amazon bestseller

by Ruth Wade
5 out of 5 stars
7 customer reviews
Available on Amazon

May Keaps Series

London's East End in the 1920s and a young woman is investigating unnatural and untimely deaths.

by BK Duncan
4.6 out of 5 stars
32 customer reviews

by BK Duncan
4.2 out of 5 stars
23 customer reviews
#1 Amazon bestseller

by BK Duncan
to be published 27/02/2018
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Creative Writing

The secret is to follow the advice the masters give you in their works while doing something different in yours.

No one writes as well as he would like to; he only writes as well as he can.

I have been a full-time writer for 20 years, a creative writing tutor for ten of those and a creativity coach for a little less. During all that time I have been guided by the insights of writers who, like me, persevered with trying to be the best writer they could possibly be. Discover some of that valuable wisdom for yourself.


On the Craft of Writing: An Interview

Ruth Wade (as BK Duncan) talking about the writing of Foul Trade in a conversation filmed by Cambridge TV. Watch it for insights into how a book is crafted from the first stirrings of an idea into a plot, and onto the page.


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Praise for The Last Post

Going places

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