About Ruth + Contact info

Welcome....Thank you for stopping by! :-) I appreciate your time and interest.

I'm a million-copy New York Times and Amazon bestselling author and a Romantic Times award winner for "best contemporary." My emotional, entertaining women's fiction and critically praised novels have sold millions of copies in hard cover, paperback and ebook editions, been translated into 19 languages, sold in 30 countries, and were prominent selections of leading book clubs including the Literary Guild and the Book Of The Month Club.

I write about strong, savvy, witty women who struggle to succeed and, when sometimes they don’t get what they want, find something even better along the way. Critics have compared me to Nora Ephron and Joan Didion and called my books  "brilliant," “steamy,” "stylishly written," ”richly plotted,” “first-class entertainment” and “a sure thing.”

With my husband, Michael, I indulge my wild side and write bestselling thrillers with vivid characters, international backgrounds and compelling plots. Our thrillers have made numerous appearances in the top 3 of Kindle’s Movers and Shakers list and in the Top 100 in the Kindle Store.

Publisher’s Weekly called our thrillers "Slick and sexy with all the sure elements of a big seller written by pros who know how to tell a story.” Readers have raved, calling them “awesome,” “gripping,” “chilling,” “a must-read,” and “a real page-turner.”

It's no surprise I'm a writer. My Mom was an RN who had a trove of big-city hospital stories—some funny, some sad, some touching—and told them with great style. My Dad loved words, word play and language and he is remembered by those who knew him as "always reading." My paternal grandfather was noted for his extensive library and both parents were avid readers: my Mom loved popular fiction and my Dad read four or five newspapers every day and subscribed to what seemed to be every magazine published—from Life and Look to BusinessWeek and Organic Gardening.

As a girl, I wanted to be a professional ice skater. In my teens, I wanted to be a lawyer—a summer job in a law office cured me fast! After college, I got a beginner's job in publishing and my career path—first as an editor and then as a writer—was set.

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Contact me via email at Harris.Ruth.C@gmail.com.


  1. Hi Diana, Thanks for asking but I don't have a FB page. At least not yet. You can find me @RuthHarrisBooks on twitter. Also I do answer my mail!