About me

As someone who’s always ploughed their own furrow, being a self-published author suits me. The research is interesting, writing needs intense concentration, and making stories into well-presented books is a great project.

For many years I travelled constantly, working with educators and school systems all over the world. My retirement ‘bucket list’ was all about putting down roots and writing stories, and that’s what I’ve been doing very happily for the past decade or so, living close to the mountains and our wonderful Cumbrian beaches.

Ruth on the Radio

Here are the links to some of Ruth’s radio interviews, talking about her books and the place she lives.

Interview with Caroline Robertson on Radio Cumbria about A Good Liar

Interview with Paul Braithwaite on Radio Cumbria about Cruel Tide

Interview with Caroline Robertson on Radio Cumbria about Burning Secrets

Upcoming Events

Events I'll be attending

Gosforth Show on Saturday August 20th

Millom and Broughton Show on Saturday August 27th


The Day the Iron Works Closed

A play by Ruth Sutton
The story of Friday September 13th 1968, through the experience of a single Millom family. On that day the town’s Iron Works closed suddenly with the loss of nearly 500 jobs, a catastrophe for a small community.

Friday November 4th & Saturday November 5th at 7pm at Beggar’s Theatre, Millom

Tickets available now from Beggar’s Theatre



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