Ruth Nestvold lives in Stuttgart, Germany, where she works as a technical translator and localization expert to support her writing. She has sold short stories to a variety of markets including Asimov's, Realms of Fantasy, Strange Horizons, Scifiction, and Gardner Dozois's Year's Best Science Fiction. Her novella "Looking Through Lace" made the short list for the Tiptree Award in 2003 and was nominated for the Sturgeon Award.
Besides science fiction and fantasy, she has written two longer works of hyperfiction. She was playing with the idea of writing a science fiction hypertext for some time, but it was a fiction challenge on the to write a story written in an unconventional format that finally gave her the impetus to do something about the intention.