Book Review: Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor

Nnedi Okorafor’s Remote Control is a gorgeous novella of impeccable worldbuilding. In a future Ghana in which people are glued to their phones, robocops patrol streets, and autonomous vehicles mingle with foot traffic, a mysterious corporation called LifeGen controls technology behind the scenes. A young girl the people call the Adopted Angel of Death, also […]

Book Review: The Final Strife by Saara El-Arifi

I’m back to doing book reviews on my blog! Took a long hiatus due to burnout, but I am taking a different approach with them. Here’s the most recent book I finished. This book had me at epic fantasy with roots in Ghanian and Arabian folklore, and a sapphic enemies-to-lovers romance. “The Final Strife” by […]

Brand-new newsletter is out!

I’m giving monthly newsletters a go! If you subscribed before you’ll need to subscribe again to keep receiving them in your inbox, as this is a brand-new effort. Writing updates, tales from the querying trenches, a snippet from Book 2 of the werewolf romance, and what I’m reading and watching: The Weird Words of Denise […]

Weekly Musings #11

I have changed my mind a lot about how I want to publish my MLM werewolf romance manuscript, which I renamed FULL MOON RISING. At first I was set on self-publishing. I like the idea of being a maverick, I am a control freak, I get impatient and I take criticism and rejection too personally. […]


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Hi, I’m Denise Ruttan, a writer, editor and photographer based in Corvallis, Oregon. I also like yoga and I’m learning guitar.

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