Ruut DeMeo is a Finnish-American novelist and songwriter. After touring her music for nearly two decades, Ruut earned a degree in Creative Writing from Goucher College and studied children’s literature at Johns Hopkins University. 

A Kratz Writing Fellow and a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Ruut's research in Nordic folklore has been supported by the Mellon and Finlandia Foundations. In 2018, she contributed to a non-fiction book, Suominaiset Maailmalla, that was published in Finland.


Besides working as a freelance writer and editor, Ruut currently teaches creative writing to teens through the Maryland Writers' Association. 

Ruut's illustrated novel for middle schoolers, "Addie of Wellfleet," releases through Omnibus Publishing on June 8, 2021.


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