All About Ruby Hoofprints

Being stranded on a desert island with the Black Stallion and solving racetrack mysteries with Dick Francis has led Bev to a love of books featuring hoofed heroes. She is an award-winning author who combines her passion for horses with romance and intrigue. Bev's career includes working as a petroleum landman, fish broker, marketing executive, radio tracker, and horse trainer. She lives on the East Coast with her family and horses, and is diligently learning to rope.

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Bev's Fun Facts

Ruby Nickname:
Ruby Hoofprints

Liverpool, Nova Scotia

GH Year(s)
2008 & 2009

Completed Manuscript(s)
Jockeys and Jewels, Color My Horse, Fillies and Females, Thoroughbreds and Trailer Trash, Horses and Heroin

Contemporary Romance, Romantic Mystery

Day Job:

For Fun:
Horseracing, reining, cattle penning

Blog Posts from Bev

Visit With Judith James, Romantic Historical Author

Three years, three books, three publishers!  Welcome Judith James, romantic historical author whose first book BROKEN WING (Medallion Press) won an Independent Publisher Awards Gold Medal. Her second book,  HIGHLAND REBEL (Sourcebooks) was one of Barnes and Noble’s Books of the Year, and her new release LIBERTINE’S KISS (HQN) just hit the shelves August 1.  […]


Yes, it can and does happen! Today, we’re visiting with Canadian author, Deborah Hale, who won her Golden Heart necklace back in 1997. She launched her career following a Golden Heart win with The Path of the Wind, later retitled My Lord Protector. Now she’s the award-winning author of historical romance and other-world fantasy. Her […]

Free-For-All Friday

TGIF! Also known as Free-For-All Friday–our open forum for discussion of all things writing and romance–and a day when helpful Ruby Sisters are standing by to field your writing and equestrian questions. (Equestrian because tomorrow superhorses Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta have their first starts of the season and I haven’t been able to sleep.)  It’s […]


Yippee! Free-For-All Friday!  I love question day and even saved up one of my own. So jump in, be it with a question, an answer, or anything in between. We’d love to hear from you, and the Ruby Sisters are here in force, each with their own area of expertise. This nicely segues (I’ve wanted […]

Questions You Can’t Ask Your Mother

There are some things you just can’t ask friends or family. For those kind of questions, the Ruby Sisters are happy to help. Over our collective writing years, we’ve struggled with many sophomore questions and if we don’t have the answer, hopefully we’ll at least make you smile.  So throw them at us, or save […]

The Woman Behind The Curtain

In the Land of Oz, the Wizard deftly managed affairs from behind a velvet curtain. Similarly, while we’re scrambling to finish our GH manuscripts, Carol Ritter, RWA’s professional relations manager, ensures the contest runs smoothly. Join me as Carol takes a few minutes from her hectic schedule and lets us peek behind RWA’s curtain.