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Ruth Frances Long writes dark young adult fantasy, often about scary fairies, such as The Treachery of Beautiful Things and A Crack in Everything. As R. F. Long, she also writes fantasy and paranormal romance (The Scroll Thief, Soul Fire, the Tales of the Holtlands series, The Mirror of Her Power).

She lives in Wicklow, the Garden County of Ireland, and works in a specialized library of rare, unusual & occasionally crazy books. But they don’t talk to her that often. Or maybe she’s learning not to listen. Maybe.

You will find her on Twitter @RFLong and on Tumblr as RFLong

It's a fact

Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded, by Samuel Richardson, published in 1740, is generally considered the first romance novel.