Author Archives: Ruthie Knox

About Ruthie Knox

Ruthie Knox writes witty, sexy romance novels for grownups. Read more >

Wonk Is in the Blood

Serena Bell has written a number of thoughtful posts in which she suggests that wonk is unavoidable, for a certain sort of writer. And Del Dryden wrote a wonderful post just yesterday suggesting that for wonky characters, weirdness is not … Continue reading

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The Frontier

So I read this Western historical romance the other day, and it wasn’t really very wonky at all. It was set in “Indian country” in the 1880s, and there was a dying single father bequeathing his tomboy daughter to a … Continue reading

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Formative Wonk: The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler

“I found no humor, only desperation and pathos.” So begins one of a number of one-star reviews for Anne Tyler’s The Accidental Tourist on Goodreads, where the novel has nearly 25,000 ratings. The Accidental Tourist is one of my all-time favorite novels, and … Continue reading

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