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Ruth Marlene Friesen

Hague, Saskatchewan, Canada


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Ruth Marlene Friesen, is a Canadian writer, who returned in 1983 to Hague, a prairie town in Saskatchewan, to be a full-time caregiver to her aged parents.

Her mother's frail health made Friesen more or less house-bound until her mother's death in November 1997, but this gave her time to write. Her creative imagination and broad interests leads me to try many things, including crafts,
making gift books by hand, family history books, tile-laying... you name it, she's not afraid of work. (Sometimes Friesen compares herself to the Rebecca in the Bible, who not only gave a cup of water when asked, but watered all the camels too!)

Friesen loves to read and write most of all, and finds working on the internet and by email custom-made for her. It's a place where she can finally be prolific and share out of her very brim-full heart and lively and informed mind.

It took four days to drive to London, Ontario, all by herself in 1971 in pursuit of her publishing dream. There she was busy in church and children's ministries. Besides being the part-time church secretary, Friesen worked as a receptionist at Philips Electronics. She was the first woman on her church's Executive Board at West London Alliance. She taught Sunday School since she was 17, and for four years has been the Superintendent of Sunday School at her current church at Neuanlage Grace Mennonite in Saskatchewan, (near Hague), where she lives with her father.

When she lived in London, Friesen was Coordinator and Chief Guide of Pioneer Girls Clubs, and wrote and directed an original summer program for church kids. Then she was AWANA Clubs Director and Secretary at the Neuanlage church for eight years, and for four summers, both directed the Vacation Bible School, and designed and prepared all the crafts. All the while she was writing her novel too.

Never-married, Friesen's current priorities are caring for her father, who is 88, and her many internet ventures, including publishing a first novel, and a weekly ezine, Rosebouquet, which keeps fans and friends updated on the
novel and website, and which provides inspirational articles and close ups (profiles) of her friends.

She has worked full-time since January 1999, at learning to explore and use the internet, designing web sites, making friends, all with the ultimate goal of publishing her book, Ruthe's Secret Roses, and the ones that will inevitably follow Friesen's goal is to be a giver like God, giving all the profits of the book to Him, which is to others, as she awaits the Lord's morning glory.

Ruthe's Secret Roses is now available as a softcover at

More background and the e-Book editions are available from

Fans will want to subscribe to her bi-weekly inspirational ezine, the RoseBouquet. You can do that using the subscribe form at

Another new site promotes her genealogy and family history books from

Interests: friendship, mentoring, prayer, missions, discipleship, caregiving, pen pals, reading, writing, crafts, genealogy (got a limit?:) my world-wide and growing circle of internet friends!

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Ruthe's Secret Roses