Margriet also loves to work in schools - to tell children about being a writer and to share her love of playing with language. Her favorite genre of writing is poetry and she likes to make silly rhymes!
Margriet, her husband and two sons have lived in many places - including California, Oregon, Alberta, British Columbia and the Yukon. They like hiking and camping in the mountains and traveling. Once they traveled for a whole year!
Margriet conducts author visits to international schools around the world. But she also loves to stay home to write new books. When she is not traveling Margriet lives on Salt Spring Island, B.C. where she runs a booklovers' Bed & Breakfast (see www.betweenthecoversbandb.com).
Margriet is editor of KIDSWWWRITE, a web magazine that publishes writing by children: www.kalwriters.com/kidswwwrite.
Click here to download and print an information sheet about Margriet Ruurs.
To watch a short interview and clip of Margriet in action during a school presentation, watch this video:
Used with permission from Vancouver International Writers Festival.