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This is the home base for all the creative doings of Natasha Ruhwald. Here you can find information on my novels, short fiction, and other random things. Below you will find information on my latest release, currently my debut novel “Black Dog of the Sea,” (sequel coming Summer 2023! Shh, don’t tell anyone!) Up above you’ll see links to my author bio, my “blog” where I post semi-regular updates. Soon I hope to offer additional resources on the story world I write about, including maps, character biographies, timelines, and more. There are a few character bio’s already in my blog, so go ahead and check that out if you’d like.

Knowledge is power. Power is a curse

“…great adventure story teeming with action and mystery!”

– reader review

Now available to purchase here.

Corvin is forced to watch helplessly as his family’s home is scorched by a pyromancer’s demonic fire. To spare them further harm, he must agree to guide a voyage across waters infested by mer pirates and haunted by an ancient evil, using powers he barely knew he had.

But others on the voyage are not happy to have him aboard, including Lady Hexton, who was forced to undertake the voyage by her father. And Commander Hardeton, a blood-thirsty man who is far more than he seems.

When the crew’s distrust of him finally boils over into a violent mutiny, Corvin is forced to take a life to escape. He came on the voyage to protect the adopted family he left behind, but now he seems to have more in common with the monsters around him.


Roots – Part One

“What do you mean, different?” asked Emily. I sighed, this wasn’t how I wanted our coffee date to go. It was supposed to be a light catch-up, so we could talk about our jobs and our kids and just about anything but this. But she’d asked me if I was planning on traveling anywhere, and… Continue reading Roots – Part One

Guest Post – A Writer’s Path

Hi everybody, no short story today, just a short update. I’ve published a guest post on Ryan Lanz’s blog, A Writer’s Path. It’s full of tips on writing from other writers. I’ve added my two cents on how to find your creative “flow.” Check it out here.