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I'm Ruth Barringham, a writer from Brisbane Australia and I now live in the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland in Queenland.

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About has been online since 2006 and is designed to help and inspire anyone who wants to work professionally as a writer. contains

It's always been owned and operated by me and I've been working professionally as a writer since 1998.

Not only that but:Ruth & Banjo on the Storey Bridge, Brisbane

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I'm always available for public appearances in and around the east coast of Australia and for online audio interviews. I'm also happy to review quality writing products.

I'm a vegan and a regular supporter and acivist for Animals Australia.

I live with my husband Dean and our ex-racing greyhound, Banjo(AKA Perfect Phantom in his former racing days) who we adopted in May 2010 from Friends of the Hound.

Banjo loves crowds and Dean and I often walk him in the city (see the image above of Banjo and I on the Storey Bridge in Brisbane) and on the South Bankof the city.

In February 2014 we also adopted Daisy, another ex-racing greyhound from Friends of the Hound.

My Horror Novel:

Playing For Real by R E Barringham

Playing For Real

by Ruth Barringham

Unsolicited Testimonials:

"Scary stuff, well worth a read for horror fans.

Be afraid, be very afraid the next time you turn on your computer."

"Unassuming australian author weaves a computer gaming story with so much nightmarish gore that the rest of us must pray it never happens."

"Great horror books like this don't come along very often, but I'm glad this one did.

"It's a scary read from start to finish. The first chapter opens right in the middle of the action, and the story just keeps going from there, all the way through to the end of the book."

"Some of the scenes are really scary and I definately DON'T recommend reading this book in bed - you'll see what I mean when you read this book."

"I hope that someone makes this book into a movie because it would be really great."

"I came across PLaying For Real on Amazon and bought it on a whim. I've never heard of Ruth Barringham before, but I am sure looking to see if she has written anything else.

"Top tip: read this book if you are into horror stories you won't be disappointed."

"This is a really good suspenseful horror story. I think it would also make an excellent movie. I thought there couldn't be another horror book based on a computer game that could be different from all the others already out there, but this was really compelling reading.

If you're looking for the next great horror author, this person is it."

"I got this book free from Amazon not holding out to much hope for it

I was surprised!!!

It was good from beginning to end

I didn't want to put it down

I hope this author write more"

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terrifying horror novel


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