Ruth Fitzgerald was born in Bridgend, South Wales. She grew up in a big, busy family with far too many brothers.

When she was six years old she wrote her first story, Mitzi the Mole Gets Married and immediately announced she wanted to be a writer. Her teacher immediately advised her that writing was a hobby and she needed to get a proper job. Since then she has tried twenty-three proper jobs, including teaching English in Japan, being a social worker and selling candles on a market stall before deciding she really did want to be a writer.  She has learned a lot from these experiences, mainly never to trust a teacher.  

Ruth signed her four book deal with Little, Brown in 2013, while studying for Manchester Metropolitan University's Online MA Creative Writing: Writing for Children.

She lives in Suffolk with her partner and their three children, five chickens and very tiny dog. Her family are all very supportive of her writing, although the chickens don’t say a lot.

Personal Website:

Published Work