Biography of Rita Kruger

 

Rita Kruger lives in Vereeniging, South Africa. She is wife, granddaughter, daughter, mother, and grandmother. Most of childhood happened within the pages of books. Stories conspired to carry her away from the world she knew. The places and people books introduced her to were much more exciting than her boring existence.

 

Currently married to her personal MacGyver, she surrounds herself with what enriches her body, mind and soul. Family. Friends. Nature. Great food. Good wine. Mountains of books. She writes novels challenging major themes of her life in the genres of FANTASY, THRILLER, PARANORMAL and HORROR, which she loves.

Rita Kruger

MY PLACES

WELKOM

This is where I was born! However, I have not been back to see it since then.

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BOKSBURG

Where I did most of my growing up. My children all live here now, and I see the place often. Just like me, it has changed much.

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SPRINGS

We lived here for most of my kid’s childhoods. My mother and sister still resides there and I see it regularly.

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SASOLBURG

This is the last town we lived in before our current place. My house was about 20 km from our nearest mall. Loved everything about it read more

FAST FACTS

FAMILY TIES

I am the middle part of FIVE living generations, which means my mother and grandmother is on one side, and my children and grandchildren on the other side.

MAGIC SUPPORTER

My mother rocks! She is my best supporter.

MULTITASKER

When I was 14 I almost cut off one of my toes stepping on a broken soda bottle, because I was walking (barefoot babe and loving it!) AND reading at the same time!

MODE OF TRANSPORT

I drive a stick. And sometimes a broom, according to my kids.

POWER UP

I am solar-powered, which makes living in sunny South Africa a blessing.

BOOK BUY DEFENSE

You can have too many shoes, but never enough books!

PHOTO BIO

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We met this itsy bitsy hedgehog on a vacation to Drankensberg a few years ago. He lives in a reptile park and loved the attention.

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The view from my backyard where we used to live. I often wrote outside. I’m still having trouble writing in the city with all the noise.

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Another vacation pic. This old bird was a permanent resident of the Bird of Prey park due to a serious injury of his left wing. 

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A beautiful dam and our future dinner.