Ruth Louise Symes
Ruth Louise Symes, author of the delightful picture books Harriet Dancing and The Sheep Fairy, is a writer, scriptwriter and writing tutor and lives in the Midlands. Her first book, The Master of Secrets was nominated for the Carnegie Medal and since then she has written books for children of all ages – two of which have been optioned for film and TV. Ruth has also written plays, radio scripts, film scripts and scripts for TV shows such as The Hoobs (Channel 4) and PicMe (Nickleodeon).
She was the resident writing coach on The Richard and Judy Show and one of the judges of their Write a Children’s Short Story Competition (Channel 4).
Ruth teaches the Introduction to Writing Children’s Fiction course at Middlesex University and has also taught writing courses for both Leicester University and the Arvon Foundation.