My name is Ruu McKinney. I write fantasy-fiction novels and short-stories. While my main project is the Gemsong Saga series, I have also published several issues of a monthly writing digest called the Candle and Quill.

I am a fountain pen enthusiast, obsessed with coffee, and an avid sport-bike rider. I live in the Arkansas region of the USA, and can frequently be found on one of its many back roads whenever our fickle weather allows. If I’m not on a motorcycle, I can usually be found on Final Fantasy XIV’s Typhon server, hosting my own private Final Fantasy XI server, or trying to make headway organizing and tagging all of my music. Whatever I am doing, there will likely be caffeine involved, and there is probably some writing happening somewhere in the mix as well!

Learn more about other Ruu McKinney Projects

If you would like to learn more about the Gemsong Saga Series, please visit my official website here. Check it out while you read.

More information about my monthly writing digest, the Candle and Quill, can be found here, while issues can be purchased via one of the links below.

A list of my published works can be found both at, and

Where to Buy my Work

If you are interested in purchasing some of my work, please visit my author page at for digital copies.

For print versions, please see my page at

My work can also be found at a variety of other online retailers including:

Thank you for your interest in my work. As an author, my work means nothing without someone to read it, so I am very glad you’re here!