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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Ruth Silver  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Young Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Silver attended Plainfield High School in 2001 and graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2005. She currently resides in Plainfield, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ruth Silver is the best-selling author of ''Aberrant''. The Young Adult/New Adult Romantic Dystopian Adventure, ''Aberrant'' is the first in a trilogy, released April 17th, 2013. Silver first began writing poetry as a teenager and reading heaps of fan fiction in her free time. She attended Northern Illinois University in 2001 and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Communication. While in college she spent much of her free time writing with friends she met online and penning her first novel, ''Deuces are Wild'', which she self-published in 2004. Her favorite class was Creative Writing senior year where she often handed in assignments longer than the professor required because she loved to write and always wanted to finish her stories. Her love of writing, led her on an adventure in 2007 to Melbourne, Australia. Silver enjoys reading YA/NA novels and sharing her favorite books with other readers. She also enjoys photography, traveling and of most of all writing.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Dead Girl Walking (Royal Reaper)
ISBN: 0692202536

Patchwork Press. 2014

Forget everything you know about grim reapers. Princess Ophelia Dacre sneaks out of the castle to visit her boyfriend in secret. A perfect night cut short when she's brutally murdered. Ophelia is given the rare chance to become a grim reaper. She must become Leila Bele, cut ties with her old life, and follow the rules of the reapers. Her greatest adventure begins with death.

Paperback edition includes the bonus story ASHES TO ASHES, a prequel for Dead Girl Walking (Royal Reaper 0.5)

Recommended: Ages 14+

ISBN: 0615984290

Patchwork Press. 2014

Join forces with a parallel universe.

Dark forces, magical creatures, and the world Lil thought she knew collide when a dream transports her to the strange world of Orenda. Stunned and terrified, Lil comes face to face with her doppelganger, Willow, who possesses the ability to travel between the two worlds. Everything Lil knows logically says that Orenda can't exist, but a small clue may be proof that it was more than an ordinary dream. With the threat of her sister in danger, Lil crosses dimensions but it may cost her even more than she bargained for.

A sword wielding girl, the eternal suit, and a parallel universe come together in this action-packed Young Adult fantasy adventure that will keep readers of all ages turning the pages. Orenda is the first novel in the Orenda series.

Recommended: Ages 12+

Aberrant (Volume 1)
ISBN: 0991789784

Patchwork Press. 2013

Over 16 weeks on the Amazon Bestseller List

What if your existence was illegal?

It was supposed to be the perfect system: food, shelter, and jobs for everyone. A strive toward Utopian.

When children can no longer be conceived through natural means, a lottery is established to determine which families will conceive a child in a lab through IVF.

Eighteen year old Olivia Parker is an anomaly. She shouldn't exist.

The government wants her dead. The rebels have their own perverted agenda. In a world filled with secrets, betrayals, and death lurking at every turn, Olivia must decide her own path and who to trust.

Adventure, mystery, and romance come together in this fast-paced Young Adult dystopian fantasy that will keep readers of all ages turning the pages. Aberrant is the first novel in the Aberrant series.

Recommended: Ages 15+

Moirai (Aberrant) (Volume 2)
ISBN: 0615883222

Patchwork Press. 2013

Isaura (Aberrant) (Volume 3)
ISBN: 1927940028

Patchwork Press. 2013

With Joshua’s recent disappearance, Olivia has little choice but to head into the dangerous Gravelands as the new government wrestles with fixing the damage to society. Joining forces with her estranged father and a girl from Haven, they go on a search-and-rescue mission to find Joshua and bring him back alive. If traveling through outlaw territory isn’t frightening enough, Olivia learns she has exposed her secret and is hunted by her allies.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

Willing to use Skype or Google Hangouts. Also available to speak for a fee to book groups, libraries, student organizations, etc.