Eclectically Illustrated Ruby

December 21st, 2010

by Rebecca Rossiter

The eclectically collectively illustrated Ruby and the Blissmas Tree story is now online.

Big thanks to…

Sylvana GutiƩrrez Anillo (age 15)
Alida Saxon
Nadiya Sivin-Kachala (age 10)
Rebecca Pont
Rebecca Rossiter

…for their artwork.

As you may notice, there are still several pages without illustrations. If your fingers are twitching, grab a pencil and get drawing. Send me your image by email or upload it to Flickr and send me the link.

And for now…
Happy Solstice
Merry Blissmas
Enjoy reading!

Ruby Needs You!

November 17th, 2010

The text for my new children’s story, Ruby and the Blissmas Tree, is now online but there are no illustrations!
(Except for this image of the Blissmas Tree, which was the inspiration for the story in the first place..)

Kamaleshvar the Bliss-mas Tree

If you are an aspiring or established artist / illustrator, young or old, Ruby and I would love you to illustrate one of the pages of the story.

So, have a read of it, choose the page that most inspires you, then get illustrating. Bring your own unique twist to it, the illustrations don’t need to be in any particular style.

Once you have a final image, you can either email it to me or upload it to and send me the link before the 15th December, so that I can put it up on the site before Christmas (or should I say, Blissmas) Eve.

Please include the name and age of the artist as well as which number page you have drawn an image for.

All submissions will be put up on the website alongside the story text.

Happy illustrating!

Love Roshnii (& Ruby)

Ruby – The Sequel!

November 16th, 2010

Ooh, this has been a long time coming. I started writing Ruby and the Blissmas Tree, the sequel to Ruby and the Star, in September 2009. It is now November 2010 and I have just been polishing up the text and getting it ready to release on the web.

Watch this space…

Ruby Gets Glitzy

July 12th, 2009

As you can see, the website now has a spangly new banner. I decided to use the Fox Jump font.

Hope you like it!

Story and Illustrations

July 4th, 2009

You can now read the full text of Ruby and the Star here on the website.

The story is accompanied by illustrations – some colour and some still in their black and white draft form.

It would be great to know what you think of the story. Please feel free to leave a comment on the comments page.

Ruby lands on the World Wide Web

July 2nd, 2009

Yay! After her birth on the page back in 2004, Ruby has finally made it onto the web with this brand new site.

Read her story on and stay tuned in here for the latest news on what is happening in the Ruby-sphere.