Author Showcase Feature with Book Excellence Award Winner W. Ruth Kozak


How did you know you wanted to be an author? I started writing as a young child and got interested in historical writing at the age of twelve. I started out writing plays and then stories of pioneers, Romans and at the age of 16 was introduced to Alexander the Great and he became my muse. I am also a travel journalist.

Do you have any writing rituals or practices? I write almost every day. Sometimes I write travel and sometimes make notes or work on my historical. I also spend time doing research for works in progress or planned stories.

What message do you want readers to remember? Devotion, Diligence and Determination. It’s not easy keeping on track and especially going through the eventual publication process. And remember, your work doesn’t end with the writing. Then there comes all the promotion, readings, book tours and all kinds of other fun.

How can fans get in contact with you? Contact me at or check into my website I will also be putting up a website for promoting my books. but it’s not quite ready. (Book two of SHADOW OF THE LION just came out in January, titled SHADOW OF THE LION: THE FIELDS OF HADES. (second half of this epic saga)