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Ruth was born in Staffordshire in the early 1960s. As a child, she loved reading and making up little stories for her dolls and long-suffering dogs and cats. As an adult, she found little time to pursue either hobby. Life as a teacher got in the way. Moving firstly to Derbyshire and then settling finally in rural Scotland brought change.


After a lifetime in education, Ruth retired early in 2019. The decision to finish work was not a whim. The thoughts had been in her head for a few years, wondering if she was "past her sell-by date". Perhaps this was a feeling some people experience when they reach their fifties. School was all Ruth had ever known but she felt no desire to reinvent herself. All she wanted was to find that little girl who loved reading and writing and become acquainted with her once more.

With dreams from childhood of becoming an author, she decided to dip her toes into the world of writing as R.K.J. Adams, successfully publishing two books in 2022. Three children's books followed in 2023. When not writing Ruth spends time photographing the night skies of Sutherland and Ross-shire, hunting for sunsets, Aurora Borealis, and the Milky Way. Retirement is bliss. 

 'A  dream doesn't become a reality through magic;

it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.'

Colin Powell

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