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"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 

You're in good hands...

  • No need to stress.
  • Plan your publishing process, step by step. Turn your manuscript into a bound book.
  • Work with ease and grace...
  • Choose Wide Awake Publishing!
  • And remember: writing groups and classes inspire and encourage you to develop confidence.

Welcome to writers of all levels. Write. Collaborate. Publish.   


It's easy.

Ruth Marcus

writer, consultant,
graphic designer,
and publisher 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 apparent in workshops, retreats, and self-publishing. From design to published books, Ruth is patient and professional every step of the way.