As a singer/songwriter her debut acoustic album, As I Breathe, released in August 2000, was acclaimed by music industry professionals for its haunting beauty and originality. Inspired By, an album of cover songs – recorded 2000/2001 – was released in January 2016. Listeners have praised Ruth’s haunting, beautiful vocals and her original interpretations of these classic songs. More music from her archive will be released during 2017 and 2018.
With books as another lifelong passion, Ruth’s first thriller, HOSTAGE, is due for release on 1st April 2018. Written under the pen name – Alex Southfield.
Ruth Nina Welsh is also a freelance writer specialising in self-help and wellbeing. She writes articles for her own free self-help resource Be Your Own Counsellor & Coach and is working on a non-fiction book in the area of mind and wellbeing. Ruth has a diverse educational background with degrees in Humanities and Law and diplomas in Psychology. She has previously worked as a piano teacher, a counsellor and coach and an editor and proofreader on private projects.
Ruth is based in Northamptonshire, UK. She lives with severe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis – alongside other related conditions – and has relied on a wheelchair for over thirty years, since her late teens. Due to the progressive nature of her illness she has not been able to perform her music since 2002 and is now also homebound. Ruth adores opera, the arts, and her beautiful garden view – she works and writes from her bed and is passionately creative.