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News Release: New Saskatoon area novelist
signing books at Blessings

For Immediate Release ~~ Dateline - June 10, 2002

Ruth Marlene Friesen
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Ruth Marlene Friesen, of Hague, Saskatchewan, will be signing her books at Blessings Christian Marketplace on June 15, 2 - 5 pm. Her novel, Ruthe's Secret Roses, is set in Saskatoon, and a small town called Kleinstadt, loosely based on Hague. Friesen's home town.

After many years of dogged writing, re-writing, and some rejections, Friesen, a live-in caregiver, discovered Print-on-Demand, a new publishing trend on the Internet. In March she was able to publish it in conjunction with, where she gets a royalty of 35%. The highest available.

Ingram's, the largest book distributor in North America, has Friesen's book in their order system, with the ISBN # 1--59113-067-0, which means any store can order it at discounts, but not on credit, as it cannot be returned.

Friesen, who has taught herself web design and built up a domain to promote and give background on the book, says, "These books arrive here in Saskatchewan in about 10 days, which as fast, or faster than those from traditional publishers' warehouses."

Her first novel features a small town high school grad, who commutes to work in Saskatoon, but who keeps her city friends a secret from her family and friends in her hometown. It also has a Mennonite Grosz'mama, who speaks Low German.

Although the heroine is a good girl, and her city friends love her for the way she helps them in their crises, Ruthe creatively evades her fears until her double-life catches up with her.

"This story is peopled with friends from my vivid and imaginative teen years when I had few friends," says Friesen, a former SaskTel switchboard operator, as is Ruthe, the main character of the novel, and now friend to many via this novel and the Internet.


NOTE: Online Media Kit includes; Sell Sheet, Author bio, downloadable author & cover photos, Fact Sheet, Early reviews, Q&A Advisory, Request form for downloadable review novel, and POD quizzes. Media Kit

This 466 page novel is available in soft cover and as a PDF e-book at Also as a 77 chapter html .exe book (in a choice of two backgrounds) from Request Review e-Copy

Call (306)225-2138 for an interview.

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