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…
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…
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/
'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…
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 Girl, is 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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