Margriet Ruurs

Margriet Ruurs writes children's and educational materials. She has a Master's Degree in Education from Simon Fraser University and has studied the use of technology in teaching reading and writing to children. "I love to use my imagination and to dream up stories" says this creator of many books for children.

Margriet also loves to work in schools – to tell children about being a writer and to share her love of playing with language. She loves writing poetry because it is such a powerful way to express yourself. She also enjoys writing nonfiction because researching a topic in which you are interested can be so much fun! Margriet’s books also include historical fiction, fictional picture books and books on writing for educators.
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

Margriet is editor of KIDSWWWRITE, a web magazine that publishes writing by children. Recently Margriet was awarded the highest recognition of Okanagan University College with an honorary fellowship in recognition of her work as volunteer editor for this online site which offers children a place to share their stories and poems.