"I love the natural world, the here and now, but also fantasy fiction and fairy tales, not the Disney variety, but those darker, deeper stories that reveal everything about who we are, and I am particularly attracted to the idea of vampires! I love their supernatural strength, their speed, their ability to heal and the fact that they could be a force for both good and evil. But I don't see why a vampire should need to be Undead to be so awesome. The creatures living in our world have so many fantastic abilities and none of them are Undead, so why couldn't being a vampire just be a natural, if rare, phenomenon of the human condition? That's where I was coming from when I started the Carfax Chronicles and I really hope that you enjoy travelling on the journey with me into the worlds I have created. I live in the North East of England, near a Bronze Age settlement and the ring and cup markings that feature in the books. It's a place of ancient castles, myths and legends, fairy tales, heroes, heroines and monsters, but none of these are defined by geography. They are everywhere in the world around us and I look forward to taking you all over our fantastic world and into the others, as we start on our Carfax Chronicle adventures..." Ruth is available for interview and gives a great talk for children based on the books. Tyne Bridge Publishing is part of Newcastle Libraries. They continue their successful local history publishing programme and are now thought to be the only library service in the UK commercially publishing fiction.