Ruby James is a pen name of a wife, business owner, and author living in the Land of Enchantment (New Mexico). The name is in honor of my parents, who are no longer with me but supported me in my wild, crazy ideas and choices growing up.

A transplant from the Washington, DC area, I moved to Albuquerque with my soon-to-be husband in 2006. A former healthcare claims specialist, I left to start my own virtual assistant company, Juniper Administrative Services, in 2022 to focus on my writing. It was one of the best decisions I’ve made. With a different kind of stress, I can finally say I enjoy what I do.

I am a proud curvy woman in midlife. A hippie chick that believes in a body-positive message, kind words (though that is hard some days when on the phone with PayPal and cable). I am a Marvel nerd, classic rock fan, and avid reader with a slight addiction to coffee, chocolate, and cheesecake. My home is ruled by Queen Random, our gorgeous tuxedo cat (yes, that’s her below supervising edits).

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