Ruby was born in Oxford but grew up in rural Lincolnshire. At the age of 18 she made her escape to London, to study Media and Communications at Goldsmiths College. After graduation, she spent several years travelling and working in random employment, including several summers picking cherries in Kent. In 2007, she went back to Goldsmiths to study for an MA in Creative and Life Writing, achieving a Distinction. Her first novel In The Cherries, is a darkly comic coming-of-age tale, loosely based on her experience of working in an English cherry orchard.
She currently teaches Creative Writing at The London School of Journalism and is working on her second book, an experimental crowd-sourced novel about Glastonbury Festival. You can find out more about the project and read extracts of work-in-progress at www.glastonburynovelproject.com
Ruby lives in South-East London with her boyfriend and son. She also performs at Glastonbury Festival every year as part of a marching kazoo band called The Masters of the Kazooniverse.