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Originally posted on THRILLS, KILLS 'n' CHAOS:OK, I’ve thought long and hard and I’m now happy to get this machine going again. The novel is coming along nicely and other projects are in the pipeline, both writing-wise and with the day job, so I’m in a…
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My interview with the brilliant comedian, actress and writer Helen Lederer.

My review of her wonderfully funny new novel can be read here: http://ruthjacobs.co.uk/2015/02/15/losing-it-by-helen-lederer-an-interview-and-book-review/
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Packed with hilarious scenes that had me laughing out loud, Losing It is an easy to read book that is hard to put down. Wrapped in this brilliant comedy is the more serious change made by the protagonist, Millie, who loses some of her criticalness of...
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Mentor to Entrepreneurs, Mark Sephton, Talks About His New Book 'Inside Job'

'Inside Job' is built on your capability to work on the way you think, act and behave. Your beliefs about who you are determine your behaviour. The way we think, our attitude and mindset toward ourselves is an ’inside job’. Discovering your own identity…
'Inside Job' is built on your capability to work on the way you think, act and behave. Your beliefs about who you are determine your behaviour. The way we think, our attitude and mindset toward our...
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Alice in Wooferland is a retired racing Greyhound. Her career was cut short and like so many Greyhounds globally, she was discarded. But Alice was one of the fortunate ones. She was rescued, unlike many more that are killed. Based in Sydney, Australia,…
Alice in Wooferland is a retired racing Greyhound. Her career was cut short and like so many Greyhounds globally, she was discarded. But Alice was one of the fortunate ones. She was rescued, unlike...
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Niki Adams: If progress is to be made now an amendment to the modern slavery bill has been defeated, MPs must invite us into the discussion
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I have had quite a number of other books published focusing on tough things; bouncers, bodyguards, gangsters, criminality, but almost always male-dominated. And so I initially thought; why not do a book about women within these environments? And then...
I have had quite a number of other books published focusing on tough things; bouncers, bodyguards, gangsters, criminality, but almost always male-dominated. And so I initially thought; why not do a...
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‘Losing It’ by Helen Lederer - An Interview and Book Review

Helen Lederer’s comedy novel Losing It is released by Pan Macmillan this week. Not only has the comedian, writer and actress written a brilliantly funny new novel, which has already received praise from Joanna Lumley, Stephen Fry and Ben Elton among other…
Helen Lederer’s comedy novel Losing It is released by Pan Macmillan this week. Not only has the comedian, writer and actress written a brilliantly funny new novel, which has already received praise...
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Originally posted on Ruth Jacobs:Guest post by Kate Photo credit: Justin Grimes, Flickr A rainy night in Belfast. Cold and wet with a wind whipping round the corners of the barren streets where women used to stand. How things have changed. A decade ago,…
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Enforcing Northern Ireland's New Swedish-Style Sex Purchase Law - A Sex Worker's Story

Guest post by Kate A rainy night in Belfast. Cold and wet with a wind whipping round the corners of the barren streets where women used to stand. How things have changed. A decade ago, even on such a horrible early winter’s night, there would have been…
Guest post by Kate A rainy night in Belfast. Cold and wet with a wind whipping round the corners of the barren streets where women used to stand. How things have changed. A decade ago, even on such...
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Originally posted on Ruth Jacobs:Could you share how you became involved in the sex workers’ rights movement and why it’s so important to you? There are so many moments that have added up to my becoming an activist. When I was sixteen a District Attorney…
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I try to take the Jonathan Richman approach of always writing the truth of whatever I’m feeling or observing at the time... My songs are usually about love, heartache or trying to understand the way I or other people around me act. It’s kind of a diary…
I try to take the Jonathan Richman approach of always writing the truth of whatever I’m feeling or observing at the time... My songs are usually about love, heartache or trying to understand the wa...
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Writer, broadcaster & campaigner
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I am the author of Soul Destruction: Unforgivable, the first in a series of novels that expose the dark world and harsh reality of life as a drug addicted call girl. The story follows Shelley Hansard, a heroin addicted and crack psychotic London call girl, who gets the opportunity to take revenge on a client who raped her and her friends. The main storyline is based loosely on events from my own life.

In addition to fiction writing, I am also involved in journalism and broadcasting, primarily for human rights campaigning in the areas of sex workers' rights, anti-sexual exploitation and anti-human trafficking.

I am currently involved in the campaign calling for the Merseyside hate crime model of policing prostitution to be made law. To sign the Change.org petition click here.

My short charity publication, In Her Own Words... Interview with a London Call Girlis available to download from Amazon and all royalties are donated to Beyond the Streets, a UK charity working to end sexual exploitation.

Life, my short crime story about Max, a crack-addicted failed father facing a life sentence for a crime he can’t remember committing, is free download on Kindle and ePub formats. Another of my short crime stories, Protection, can be read online at Near to the Knuckle.

More information on the Soul Destruction series can be found at www.soul-destruction.com.

My author website is at www.ruthjacobs.co.uk.

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SEX WORKERS have complained they are being excluded from a Holyrood meeting to discuss legal moves to criminalise clients.

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Writing left on the door of one of the buildings read: 'this is the fate of any prostitution'

Friday round up (an irregular slot, occuring mostly on a Friday)
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Help raise money to support sex worker rights activist Jill Brenneman who is currently battling a catastrophic illness.

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Attacks on girls and women as they look for somewhere private to defecate are frighteningly common. Improving basic sanitation, as a global

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My wife, Jill Meagher, was murdered by a man who can easily be described as the sum of all evils – but we should not fall pray to the 'monst

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A division exists between the sex workers' rights and anti-sex trafficking movements. Yet, both groups are concerned with people who are in

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As part of #SexIndustryWeek, the English Collective of Prostitutes present their manifesto.