Sunday Times bestselling author Ruth Hogan was brought up in a house full of books and grew up with a passion for reading and writing. She loved dogs and ponies, seaside piers and cemeteries. She studied English and Drama at Goldsmiths College, University of London where she hennaed her hair, wore dungarees and aspired to be the fourth member of Bananarama. After graduating she had a successful if uninspiring career in local government before a car accident left her unable to work full-time and was the kick she needed to start writing seriously.
In 2012, she got cancer, which precipitated an exciting hair journey from bald to a peroxide blonde Annie Lennox crop. When chemo kept her up all night, she passed the time writing and the eventual result was her debut novel The Keeper of Lost Things which has sold over a million copies and been translated into almost 40 languages. Since then, she has published three further novels, The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes, Queenie Malone’s Paradise Hotel, and Madame Burova, for which she learnt to read Tarot cards and developed a hankering for a traditional vardo and pony.
Currently working on her fifth novel partly set in an abandoned ballroom, Ruth continues living the dream (and occasionally nightmare!) as a full-time writer in a chaotic Victorian house with an assortment of rescue dogs and her long-suffering husband. She describes herself as a magpie and still loves piers, particularly The Palace Pier at Brighton and would very much like a full-size galloping horses carousel in her back garden.
Ruth Hogan is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Lisa Highton. For all enquiries contact firstname.lastname@example.org