Renny deGroot

Renny deGroot is a first generation Canadian of Dutch parents. She studied English Literature at Trent University and creative writing at Ryerson University. She has written the lyrics for a song which has been recorded twice, has had her work appear in various poetry and short story collections and is a novelist. Her debut novel, Family Business, was shortlisted for the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize, 2015. Her second novel, After Paris, is also Historical Fiction. More information about her novels can be viewed at her website: and can be purchased via Amazon – Link to Renny deGroot’s Author Page on Amazon

Her strong Dutch roots continue to influence her while the love of her Canadian homeland with its beauty and freedom, flavours all that she does. Renny lives in rural Ontario with her Great Pyrenees and Chocolate Lab.