About Me

Janna Ruth

Starting out by studying the plate boundaries of our world as a geology M.Sc., I now create my own worlds. My debut “Tanz der Feuerblüten” was published in 2017 by Ueberreuter Verlag. In the same year I debuted as a self publisher. My modern fairy-tale retelling “Im Bann der zertanzten Schuhe” subsequently won the 2018 SERAPH Fantasy Award for “Best Independent Title”. Born in Berlin, Germany, I now live in Wellington, New Zealand with my husband, three boys and two bunny boys.

If I am not spending my time writing, plotting or thinking up marketing campaigns, I have the choice of more hobbies than I could ever fulfil, such as silks acrobatics, drawing and cake decorating.

 

Awards

WINNER – SERAPH 2018 “Best Independent Titel” for Im Bann der zertanzten Schuhe.

LONGLIST – Deutscher Phantastikpreis 2018 “Best Novel” for Im Bann der zertanzten Schuhe.

LONGLIST – Deutscher Phantastikpreis 2018 “Best Debut” for Tanz der Feuerblüten.

LONGLIST – Deutscher Phantastikpreis 2018 “Best Anthology” for Es war einmal … ganz anders.

WINNER – “uebersinnlich” Writing Competition 2017 by Ueberreuter Verlag – Publication of Tanz der Feuerblüten in March 2017.

 

Associations

NZSA (Wellington Branch Kommitee)

Die Märchenspinnerei

Tintenzirkel – Der Fantasyautorenkreis

PAN – Phantastik-Autoren-Netzwerk