RUTH MILLINGTON

AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR & TRAVEL WRITER, PODCASTER & ADVENTURE TRAVELLER

FEBRUARY 2023 NEWSLETTER It’s been a while since I wrote about what has been happening with my writing career. Despite my Extreme Holidays Podcast going very well, other aspects of my writing career stalled. 2022 was the year I started sketching an outline for a novel called ‘How to Kill Your Literary Agent’. It was …

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LONGLISTED FOR BRADT GUIDES, NEW TRAVEL WRITER OF THE YEAR COMPETITION 2023 I woke up yesterday morning to the fantastic news that I had been longlisted for the Bradt Guides, New Travel Writer of the Year Competition 2023 in conjunction with Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards. Bradt Guides are the world’s leading independent travel publisher. I’ve always …

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EPISODE 15 OF MY EXTREME HOLIDAYS PODCAST OUT NOW: EXPAT IN EXILE: I TOLD THE TRUTH ABOUT THAILAND’S BACKPACKER MURDERS!

Remember the two Burmese men accused of the murders of British backpackers, Hannah Witheridge and David Miller, in 2014? My guest, Suzanne Buchanan, is the investigative journalist who revealed over a dozen suspicious deaths on the island of Koh Tao, Thailand

10ADVENTURES PODCAST It was a real pleasure chatting with 10 Adventures founder, Richard Campbell, and co-host Karin Campbell, on the 10Adventures Podcast about my solo travels, my lifestyle choices, surviving the Bam earthquake, PSTD and my motivation to help the children orphaned in the Bam earthquake. 

EPISODE 8 OF MY EXTREME HOLIDAYS PODCAST OUT NOW – SURVIVING THE BAM EARTHQUAKE, IRAN! IN THIS EPISODE, I SWAP SEATS AND SPEAK TO DON ROBBIE ABOUT THE MOST EXTREME JOURNEY I’VE EVER BEEN ON! [CLICK ON THE ABOVE TO LISTEN TO THE SOUNDBITE]

UPCOMING GUESTS ON MY EXTREME HOLIDAYS PODCAST LAUNCHING SEPTEMBER!

‘AFTERSHOCK’ WINS THE 2021 PAGE TURNER AWARDS, WRITING AWARD FOR NON-FICTION! “It’s an honour to receive this award for a memoir that was extremely challenging to write. I’m thrilled my work has been recognised, and I dedicate this award to the thousands who died or were affected by the Bam earthquake.” – Ruth Millington I …

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EPISODE 4 OF MY EXTREME HOLIDAYS PODCAST OUT NOW – LONDON TO KATHMANDU ON A DOUBLE DECKER BUS! ALL ABOARD FOR THIS FASCINATING JOURNEY ON A DOUBLE DECKER BUS ACROSS EUROPE, THE MIDDLE EAST AND ASIA!

‘AFTERSHOCK’ WINS TWO FURTHER AWARDS I’m delighted to announce that my debut memoir, Aftershock, has been honoured with two further literary awards: 2021 Yeovil Literary Prize An extract of Aftershock has been shortlisted in the prestigious 2021 Yeovil Literary Prize, Writing Without Restriction category after initially being longlisted on 15 August 2021.  Steve Voake was the judge. …

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MY INTERVIEW ON BBC WORLD SERVICE’S ‘OUTLOOK’ In 2003, I was a Christmas visitor to Bam in southeastern Iran.  On Boxing Day a magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit the city.  The quake destroyed 90% of the town and eventually led to the tragic deaths of over 26,000 Iranians.  I was staying at a local guesthouse which was levelled to …

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