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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

    Dead Girl Walking, Patchwork Press, 2014Orenda, Patchwork Press, 2014Aberrant, Patchwork Press, 2013Moirai, Patchwork Press, 2013Isaura, Patchwork Press, 2013

Selected Titles At Your Library

Dead girl walking /
ISBN: 0692202536. OCLC Number:

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" 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."--Page 4 of cover.

Orenda /
ISBN: 0615984290. OCLC Number:

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"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."--Back cover.

Aberrant /
ISBN: 0991789784. OCLC Number:

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"In the future dystopian society of Cabal, the government instills equality for all and offers its citizens the perfect system. There is food, shelter and jobs for everyone. The one requirement is to follow the rules without question, including the government's match in marriage and "The Day of the Chosen", a lottery that randomly selects families to conceive children as natural means hasn't existed in generations. Following her eighteenth birthday, Olivia Parker accepts her requirement to marry her childhood best friend, Joshua Warren, and is eager to start her work assignment and new life when it all comes abruptly to an end as she's arrested and thrown in prison. The only crime committed, her existence"--Page 4 of cover.

Moirai /
ISBN: 0615883222. OCLC Number:

Patchwork Press,. [Place of publication not identified] :. ©2013.

"Olivia has been on the run from the government of Cabal since the marriage ceremony. Finally settling in and finding herself a place to call home in Shadow, Olivia and Joshua prepare for the uprising that they and the rebel alliance have been planning for months. With new abilities and special talents from Mindonsiphan, Olivia learns she can do more than most ordinary eighteen year olds. Learning both to hide and perfect her skills will be one of the biggest challenges she'll be forced to face. A constant rollercoaster of emotion and adventure await Olivia and Joshua as they embark on a journey to the rebel city of Torv, and what was once home, Genesis."--Page 4 of cover.

Isaura /
ISBN: 1927940028. OCLC Number:

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"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"--Page 4 of cover.

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.