Ruby Speechley, graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2009, with an MA in Creative Writing. She is a Faber Academy alumna and prolific writer whose work has been longlisted for the Lucy Cavendish College Fiction Prize, the Exeter Novel Prize, the Caledonian Novel Award, the Bath Novel Award and has won the Retreat West First Chapter Competition.
Ruby is a mum of three, lives in Bedfordshire and was born in Lisbon, Portugal at the time of the first earthquake there in 200 years!
Ruby’s debut novel Someone Else’s Baby, a chilling psychological thriller, follows a young woman, Charlotte who has always dreamed of becoming a surrogate. When she and her partner Steve, choose Malcolm and Brenda, a middle-aged couple who they find on a surrogacy forum to become the intended parents, Charlotte believes she is about to fulfil her dream of helping a loving couple finally become a family, only to find that her act of kindness comes with devastating consequences.
Ruby’s debut was published by Hera in ebook in July 2019, and following a fantastic digital run, was published in paperback in January 2020.
Ruby’s second novel, Every Little Secret, was published in April 2020. Her next novel, A Mother Like You, published in November 2020. Ruby’s fourth novel, The Face at the Window was published in July 2021!Her most recent book, Gone, was published in February 2023, by Boldwood Books with Missing publishled in September 2023.
Reviews for Every Little Secret:
‘WOW! Couldn’t put this one down!...Highly Recommend!!!’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review
‘absolutely blew me away. I think I may have found a new favourite author!’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review
‘I was completely swept away… This will keep you hooked until the last page. I highly recommend this book.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review
‘How this story unfolds is just brilliant…would be any wife’s nightmare. Very twisty and a “cannot stop reading” book. Just brilliant’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review