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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MY INTERVIEW WITH HELPYOUFIND.ME Contrary to myth, I have come across many more solo women travelers than men. Generally, I find men travel with friends or their partners. Ruth Millington It was a pleasure (and such fun!) speaking to HelpYouFind.Me about my greatest love: travel! You can learn about the benefits and challenges of solo …

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MY FAVOURITE PHOTOS FROM NEPAL One of the great things about travelling is the people you meet. My dear friend, Bibek Pandey, who is a sherpa/mountain guide in Nepal, recently sent me some amazing photos he has taken from Labuche Peak high camp at night. It was simply stunning with the huge moon, and the …

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‘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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‘AFTERSHOCK’ LONGLISTED IN THE 2021 PAGE TURNER AWARDS I’m thrilled to announce that my unpublished memoir, Aftershock, has been longlisted in the international 2021 Writing Award category of the Page Turner Awards. Originally declared a finalist on 7 September, Aftershock, was selected out of 123 finalists to go on the longlist.

‘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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THE STORY BEHIND THE PHOTO EVERYONE KEEPS ASKING ME ABOUT A lot of people have been asking me where this photograph was taken.  As many of you know, I’m a big fan of Nepal having travelled there at least seven times. Some have been relatively short trips of between two to three weeks, but the …

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STAYCATION: YOU MEAN I’M ON HOLIDAY IN MY OWN COUNTRY?! The world is full of buzzwords and travel isn’t exempt.  As marketing tools, they are very effective in getting us to try things out although, in reality, the concepts they are promoting are rarely new.   The latest to hit the travel scene is the ‘Staycation’ (as …

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