Welcome to writers of all levels.

Write. Collaborate. Publish.


"Ruth Marcus has been my only book and calendar designer for over a decade. Her work ethic, artistic judgment and infinite patience has never disappointed me." – Ross Hamilton


"Ruth turned my manuscript and a few random photos into a beautiful edition of Destination Galapagos." – Gwen Moore


"Your love of writing is matched by your compassion for encouraging others. Thanks for a wonderful writing workshop."

                        – Charlie Comstock 

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It's easy.

Happy. Happy.

  • No need to stress.
  • Writing classes inspire and encourage you to love the process of courting the Muse.
  • Plan your publishing process, step by step. Turn your manuscript into a bound book.
  • Work with ease and grace...
  • Choose Wide Awake Publishing!

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Meet Ruth Marcus

Writer, coach, graphic designer, and publisher, Ruth has owned two graphic design businesses, taught at the Academy of Art
in San Francisco, and is a published columnist and poet. Her passion to collaborate with writers is founded on her ability to inspire and encourage writers to hone their craft. From design to published book, Ruth is professional every step of the way.