Mary Grace Writing is a blog dedicated to the poetry and other writings of Mary Grace van der Kroef. All words displayed here are original writings by Mary, unless otherwise stated. None may be used without express permission of the author.

Mary Grace van der Kroef was born and raised in North Western Ontario. Her love of poetry and writing started at 14, and she has been writing ever since. She is a wife, mother of three beautiful children, and an amateur artist. She lives with her family in the Niagara Region of Southern Ontario, Canada.

Mary Grace writes from a Christian worldview. She believes art, and the art of the written word, are a powerful form of worship and ministry. She endeavours to encourage others with the words she writes.

Author’s Portfolio

Short Fiction:

April 15, 2021 ‘Our Forest on an Artist’s Conk‘, a short story, was published online by Hencroft Hub, in their ISSUE ONE themed ‘fungus’.


March 31st, 2021: Lothlorien Poetry Journal published Enthroned on Stone and River Witch.

December 1st, 2020: Mary’s poem “Reservoir of Tears” was included in Kitchen Sink Magazine’s second Issue. This issue can be downloaded for free on their website.

August 2020: THe poem, Sit, was chosen for the ‘Best of Kindness’ anthology, after entering the 2020 ‘Best Of Kindness’ competition, held by the Origami Poetry Project. This anthology is now available on Amazon.com. (https://www.origamipoems.com/)

In June 2020, her poem, ‘The Branch’, was runner-up in the ‘In The Beginning’ writers competition, poetry category, held by the Word Guild. (https://thewordguild.com/)

Articles / Non-Fiction

Mary’s article The Purpose in Just Being You was included in Divine Purpose Magazine‘s April 2021 | Spring | 2nd Quarter Issue.

©Mary Grace van der Kroef 2020

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2 thoughts on “About

    • Hello, Philip

      I am always writing. I have many poems and a several short stories I am working on. It’s going slowly right now, but it’s going.

      I am not remembering your name right now, so I don’t remember sharing any opportunities with you. But you are welcome.

      Be blessed!


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