My name is Ruth Barringham and I'm a freelance writer, author and internet entrepreneur. I've been working online since 2005 and I have several different web sites including my main site which can be found at http://writeaholics.net and it's an inspirational website for writers and authors.
I live in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland in Queensland Australia. I live with my husband, Dean and our ex-racing greyhounds Banjo who we adopted in early 2010 and Daisy who we adopted in February 2014. Both dogs are from Friends of the Hound at http://friendsofthehound.org. You can browse their website for available greyhounds waiting for adoption right now.
MY LIFE AS A WRITER
I work mostly from home. I live in a small 2-bedroom house with a large deck and magnificent views. Up here in the mountains we get a lovely cool mountain breeze most of the time which is wonderful on hot days, of which we have a lot.
I grew up in Australia in a Brisbane suburb called Everton Park before emigrating with my family to the UK in the 1980s where I lived for about 20 years before returning to Brisbane.
Since then, my children have all left home and that's when Dean and I bought a small house in the hinterlands (The Great Dividing Range) to retire to. Although we haven't retired yet, and won't do for quite some years, we're getting the house ready. We bought the house as a 'fixer-upper' and we have yet to finish 'fixing-er-up'.
What I love most about being a writer is that it provides me with a regular income. And the great thing about it is that the more books and ebooks I write, the more money I make which leaves me completely in control of how much I work and how much I earn.
I wouldn't trade this kind of life for any other.
If you want to learn more about how I work and how you can do it too, just sign up for updates at my main website for writers at http://writeaholics.net. You'll receive regular updates that contain tips and information about working as a writer plus you can download 4 free ebooks for writers. You can also subscribe by email or RSS to my blog at http://writeaholic-inspiration.blogspot.com.au.
I am also the CEO of Cheriton House Publishing, a publishing company established in Australia in 2007. The website is at http://cheritonhousepublishing.com where you can find all my latest books and ebooks (not all are on Amazon) as well as free audio downloads and free ebooks for writers.
Explore all my websites using the links above and check out all my books and ebooks on Amazon and also on my websites.
You can also follow me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/RuthIsWriting.
Thanks for stopping by.