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About the Author, Ruth Marlene Friesen
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, 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 became busy in Church and Children's ministries. Besides working as a receptionist
and switchboard operator at Philips Electronics, she was the part-time church secretary at West
London Alliance, and the first woman on her church's Executive Board.
Friesen taught Sunday School from age 17, and was the Superintendent of Sunday School four years at
her current church at Neuanlage Grace Mennonite in Saskatchewan, (near Hague), where she lives now.
Her current priorities are, caring for her father, who is 90, and her many Internet ventures,
including publishing her novel, and a weekly blog/ezine, Rosebouquet, which keeps fans and friends
updated on the the novel and website, and which provides inspirational articles and closeups of her
friends. She also designs budget web sites professionally for others, and gives away a lot of her
time volunteering for missions. Also, the eAction, Linux Learning Curve, and Updates on her
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 is working on the next one in that series. Her goal is to be a generous giver like God, as she
awaits the Lord's return and morning glory.
Though Ruthe's Secret Roses is her first novel, Friesen has written and self-published a number of
family histories and genealogies, including; A Godly Inheritance (1988), Grandpa's Stories (1996,
1998), A Network of Neudorfs (1998), Our Friesens & Assorted Friesens (2001, 2005).
Friesen has also translated some old diaries from the old handwritten Gothic German script, and
accepts some jobs to do this for others.
From 1977-1997 Friesen freelanced articles and short stories and was a correspondent for The
Mennonite Reporter. From 1991 to the 2001 she wrote book reviews for the Provident Bookfinder.
Visit her sites to learn more; Ruthes-SecretRoses.com
is about her book, and the theme of friendship. BouquetofEnterprises.biz her small business ideas site,
and AGodlyInheritanc.com is her genealogy site.
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