About Me

Renny deGroot

I was born in Nova Scotia, Canada; a first-generation Canadian of Dutch parents.

My debut novel, Family Business, was shortlisted for the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize. I have two other Historical Fiction; with my novel Torn Asunder, published in 2019, receiving several readers’ awards from the U.K., Canada and the U.S. including an Honorable Mention from the Readers’ Favorite International Book Contest (U.S.A.). In 2019 I was commissioned to produce a coffee-table non-fiction book about the military history of my former regiment, called 32 Signal Regiment, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals: A History.

In 2021, I published the first in a series of mysteries with Garden Girl, a police procedural set in Cape Breton, N.S.

 I have a BA in English Literature from Trent University and studied creative writing at Ryerson University. I live in rural Ontario with my Great Pyrenees and Golden Retriever, and vacation at my cottage in Nova Scotia.

Posey and Abbey

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Twitter: @renny_degroot

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The Writers Union of Canada

Crime Writers of Canada

The Writers’ Community of Durham Region

Sudbury Writers’ Guild

Regimental Advisory Council, 32 Signal Regiment

SOCAN (The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada)