Ruth Frances Long
Ruth Frances Long writes dark young adult fantasy, often about scary fairies, such as The Treachery of Beautiful Things and the Dubh Linn series (A Crack in Everything, A Hollow in the Hills, A Darkness at the End). As Jessica Thorne she writes commercial fantasy/space opera such as The Queen’s Wing (Bookouture, 2018). As R. F. Long, she also writes fantasy and paranormal romance (The Scroll Thief, Soul Fire, the Tales of the Holtlands series).
In 2015 she was the winner of The European Science Fiction Society Spirit of Dedication Award For Best Author of Children’s Science Fiction and Fantasy.
She lives in Wicklow, the Garden County of Ireland, and works in a specialized library of rare, unusual & occasionally crazy books. But they don’t talk to her that often. Or maybe she’s learning not to listen. Maybe.