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W. RUTH KOZAK is a Canadian historical fiction writer and travel journalist who has just launched her first novel. She publishes regularly in print and on-line travel magazines, and has authored an e-book guide of Athens for a US publisher. She edits and publishes a travel e-zine TRAVEL THRU HISTORY.
Her first novel of historical fiction ‘SHADOW OF THE LION: BLOOD ON THE MOON’ was published in UK by Media Aria-CDM Publishers in 2014. The first part of a two-volume story, it is now available on Amazon.com and bookstores. Volume 2, subtitled ‘THE FIELDS OF HADES’ will be published in 2016. The novel is about the fall of Alexander the Great’s dynasty, and Ruth having a strong interest in history and archaeology, made sure that the subject was extensively researched. She went to Greece and Asia Minor with the support of Classical Scholars, the Greek Ministry of Culture, the Society of Macedonian Studies (Thessaloniki), the Finnish Institute in Athens, the Norwegian Institute of Athens, and she undertook further research in the Gennadius Library and the British Library in Athens.
Ruth just finished a successful book promo tour to Greece where she read at the Athens Centre, and at the Athens Community School. She was also invited to the World Poetry Conference in Larissa to present her book. On her return to Vancouver she was awarded an ’empowered writer’ award at the World Poetry Peace Poethon at Simon Fraser University. Earlier, in January, her book launch was held at the Hellenic Centre in Vancouver with sponsorship of the Greek Consul.
A frequent traveler, Ruth has lived several years in Greece and visits there regularly. She is president of the BC Association of Travel Writers, and she teaches creative writing, instructs writers’ groups, and conducts workshops on travel writing.
Visit Ruth’s Website
View information about her novel
SHADOW OF THE LION’s blog site
At the July 24 Gathering of Surrey Muse, Ruth will present excerpts from her novel. For more information about this event, click below: