Merry Christmas 2017 from Rusty Blackwood!

  • Exclusive photo of Canadian Romantic Fiction author Rusty Blackwood, by Miss Carson E. Doan.


Top ranking romantic fiction author Rusty Blackwood believes the flair for fantasy is anything the mind wishes it to be, and she is a master at this. Within her expressive mind is found an endless array of romance, passion, textures and colors to sweep the reader to exotic, faraway places where anything is possible, proving that her words really do leave you breathless.

Canadian born Blackwood, who chose her plume de nom by combining both the colour of her russet hair with her estranged husbands’ great, great, Scottish grandmother’s maiden name, grew up on her paternal grandfather’s farm in southwestern Ontario, Canada where she developed her love of writing while still in grade school, entering numerous competitions and writing exhibitions throughout her area, and attributes her love of writing to her late father James, and to the late Gladys Carroll, her elementary teacher. Although unprofessionally trained in the field, Rusty has always had an affinity for the written word, a gift to express it, and has demonstrated this talent many times since becoming a serious writer in 2001.

She has written an eclectic array of contemporary and traditional poetry, publishing her first collection in October of 2009 entitled, Feelings: A Rhythmic Journey in Thought,” which was later re-released in a second collection with additional content in 2011 under the title, Impressions: A Poetic Rhythm in Emotion”. Feelings was followed in April of 2010 by a collection of assorted short stories for children, as well as the young at heart, entitled, Young Minds,”  which was later re-released as a second collection with additional content in 2012 under the title, Through the Eyes of Innocence.”  

In March of  2012 Rusty released the short-story comedy,The Misadventures of Derwood Tugbottom.”

The Misadventures of Derwood Tugbottom.

Hilarious antics of an outspoken English politician who decides to retire to Canada. Things go awry trying to adjust to his new way of life. If you like humour, you must read this short story.

-Maggie Moore

This title, as well as all titles listed above and below, are available on all Amazons.

Following a previously hard fought, misguided, and misleading publishing road into the competitive world of main-stream fiction with her first two-part romance/drama, ‘Passion in Paris’ – Connections to the Past and Directions of the Heart respectively – Rusty was finally given the chance to accomplish what she had originally set out to do, and this exciting reprieve can be found within the pages of her 4-star, heart-touching romance/drama, Passions In Paris: Revelations of a Lost Diary,”, now available in paperback and Kindle at, as well as all Amazons worldwide, paperback and NOOK at, in paperback at, on KOBO at, and on all reading devices at, in EPUB at
In the immediate St. Catharines area paperback copies of this exceptional novel can be directly obtained from Miss Blackwood by emailing her in the Contact Area on this website.

‘Passions in Paris’ is followed the official release of the riveting 5-star award-winning romantic fiction drama, ‘Willow’s Walk.’ This page turner has been given a 5 star rating by Readers’ Favorite while still in pre-release,  so be sure to check it out in Paperback & Kindle at,, and ‘all’ Amazons worldwide. Paperback editions are available at and

In July 2017, Miss Blackwood released her second adult comedy, Derwood Returns, a follow-up to 2012’s ‘The Misadventures of Derwood Tugbottom’. This title is available in paperback & Kindle on all Amazons., and on KINDLE at

September 3, 2017

Derwood Returns by author Rusty Blackwood. Derwood J. Tugbottom returns to Canada to enjoy retirement. Meets a true friend Robbie McEwen. Continues being his demanding, opinionated self, which results in many humorous situations.You must read this short storey, as it is light-hearted and enjoyable. Thanks Rusty.”

– Maggie Moore

Rusty is currently working on a new novel entitled, The Perils of Autumn,  a romantic fiction drama set at Landon Lawns, a fictional thoroughbred racing stable in the posh community known as The Meadows, located just outside Lexington Kentucky. This enthralling story centers around heroine Autumn Leeves, a twenty four year old newly graduated LPN, who is sent on assignment to Landon Lawns to care for the terminally ill wife of English equestrian master, Cyril Landon. However once there, Autumn encounters a world filled with intrigue, wonderment, and a well kept secret. The Perils of Autumn is projected to release in the late spring of 2018.

The 5’1″(154.94 cm) spunky redhead is often asked how much of herself is found in her heroines, and she has been noted to say a fair amount, adding that most writers inspiration comes from many different aspects of life experience and reaping from them all that one can to use to one’s best advantage, so in that respect she would have to say that many sides, aspects, and flavors of her heroines derive from her own personality and life.

Rusty has always loved the Arts in their many unique forms and this is demonstrated in the two Interior Decorating and Design diplomas she holds, as well as her many years spent on the south-western Ontario stage performing with her family’s country music band, The Midnight Ramblers, and the country – rock – blues band, MIRAGE  respectively as an accomplished vocalist, bassist, and rhythm guitarist.

Rusty firmly believes in going after what she wants, doing whatever is required to make it happen, and turning a deaf ear to anyone who says it cannot be done. She has faced many challenges throughout her life,  emerging more determined with each, but make no mistake about her methods, for she is a firm believer in Karma and the adage that whatever you put out in life revisits you, so be sure your intentions are proper.

Miss Blackwood now resides in the cultural city of St. Catharines, Ontario and when not at her keyboard, enjoys art, music, nature, gardening, and spending quality time with family, friends, and her loyal cat, Tipper.

Rusty cordially invites you to browse her official website, check out her Journal/Blog where you will find the latest news, and upcoming events, and enjoy her informative and interesting Video page, where you can enjoy her audio/video interviews . She also invites you to contact her regarding your views, questions, or to simply say hello.


Those wishing a poetic interlude may do so by visiting Rusty’s poetry site, ‘Inspiration in Thought’ at:

You may contact Rusty direct via e-mail at: ,or by leaving a message in her Biography/Contact/Interviews area.