W. Ruth Kozak

W. Ruth Kozak is a travel journalist with a strong interest in history and archaeology. She is a frequent traveler and has lived several years in Greece. She has instructed classes in travel journalism and creative writing for Vancouver School Board and currently instructs 3 creative writing classes plus occasionally offering a travel writing course.. A travel writer since 1982, her publications include the Vancouver Province, 50Plus, Senior Living, and various other newspapers and magazines, print in Canada, U.S. and U.K. Ruth was a contributing writer for the APA Insight Guides: Vancouver and Environs, 1994.  She wrote The Vancouver Guide for Planet Eye Traveler.  www.planeteyetraveler.com/travel/north-america/vancouver  from 2009 – 2011. She currently writes for www.europeupclose, and freelances other on-line and print publications. Ruth edits and publishes a travel e-zine TRAVEL THRU HISTORY www.travelthruhistory.com

Ruth’s historical fiction novel SHADOW OF THE LION (a journey in itself!) was published in two parts, first August 2014, second in December2016, in UK, by www.mediaaria-cdm.com

She has also published ATHENS AND BEYOND, a travel guide on Kindle, amazon.com

Blog site for the novel is http://shadowofthelion.com

Member of the Federation of B.C. Writers. www.bcwriters.com

Website: www.ruthkozak.com
Publishing website: http://www.inalexandersfootsteps.com

Blogs: http://travelthroughhistory.blogspot.com (travel blog)

http://wynnbexton.blogspot.com (Living the Writer’s Life)


  1. December 2018 BCATW Buzz - December 2, 2018

    […] Ruth Kozak has been busy with book promotions and poetry readings. She read from her novel SHADOW OF THE LION at the Writer’s Showcase, VPL on November 22 to an appreciative audience. The full novel will soon be published on Kindle. Ruth only went on staycations this year and was recently part of a panel on Joy TV for CAREPdiem, Zoomer Magazine. The program will be aired on Joy TV on December 3rd and 7th. […]

  2. November 2018 BCATW Buzz - November 2, 2018

    […] Ruth Kozak has been very busy with new writing classes and appearing on Zoomer TV CARPEdiem on a panel discussion: Staycations for Seniors. The program will be aired on Joy TV on December 1 and December 7 and later on their website.  Ruth will also be featured in the November issue of OPAL WRITERS. […]

  3. November 2017 BCATW Buzz - November 1, 2017

    […] Ruth Kozak has had two more stories accepted by EuropeUpClose. She recently returned from a successful three-week jaunt to Greece. During this time she met her writer/mentor friend Dr Jack Dempsey, in person since years of internet contact, at Iraklion Crete. She also successfully completed three excellent readings of her novel SHADOW OF THE LION (both volumes). One at the Canadian Institute; to a class  of 50 grade 9 students at the Athens Community School as well as a workshop with older students; and a reading and reception at the Athens Centre.  Her work and lectures were well received by all and she has been invited to return next year. […]

  4. October 2017 BCATW Buzz - October 2, 2017

    […] Ruth Kozak is back in her beloved Greece gathering new travel article material.  She is currently in Iraklion Crete and will be meeting her writer mentor friend Dr Jack Dempsey who writes about the Minoans  Then she will return to Athens for readings from her Shadow of the Lion novels at the Canadian Institute, the Athens Centre  and the American  Community  School. […]

  5. September 2017 BCATW Buzz - September 1, 2017

    […] Ruth Kozak is off to Greece again for a few weeks, but she’s been requested to do another Travel Writing workshop.  This will be a 2-hour Travel Writing Basics (venue to be announced if there’s enough interest). Contact Ruth if you are interested. […]

  6. February 2015 BCATW Buzz - February 2, 2015

    […] Ruth Kozak had a very successful book launch for her historical fiction novel SHADOW OF THE LION: BLOOD ON THE MOON on Jan 14, at the Vancouver Hellenic Centre, sponsored by Mr Ilias Kremmydas, the Greek Consul. Ruth is planning to have a travel writing workshop at her home Tuesday nights from March 3 – 31, 7 pm – 9.30pm $50.  To register, email Ruth at ruthaki1@nullshaw.ca  She will also be conducting a two-hour travel writing workshop at the NW Public Library on Feb 19 from 6.30 to 8.30 through the Royal City Literary Arts Society. Ruth is also a feature reader at Twisted Poets, sponsored by the Pandora Poetry Collection on Feb 26 at the Cottage Bistro, 7 pm. reading from her historical fiction novel. […]

  7. January 2015 BCATW Buzz - January 3, 2015

    […] Ruth Kozak had an article about Salamina Island (Greece) published in Travel Generation and another about Corinth published in EuropeUpClose. She has just finished work on the Athens Guide e-book for Hunter Publisher US and sent it off. […]

  8. June 2014 BCATW Buzz - December 28, 2014

    […] Ruth Kozak will teach a Travel Writing class from July 2 – 23 at John Oliver High School. 7 – 9.30 pm. Travel Writing: Articles, blogs, and Travel Memoirs. Register with VSB Continuing Education. She is also offering classes in Writing Your First Draft (July 3 – 24) and Prompting the Muse.(July 8 – 29). You can read Ruth’s Egypt blogs at  More articles will be published on-line in travel ‘zines soon. She recently had an article on Anafiotika, the little village under the Acropolis, published in Europeupclose […]

  9. October 2014 BCATW Buzz - October 2, 2014

    […] Ruth Kozak has been enjoying a successful book launch trip, first to London where she attended the Historical Fiction Writer’s conference in early September, and since then in Greece where she has received enthusiastic reviews on her recently published novel SHADOW OF THE LION: BLOOD ON THE MOON (volume 1 of a 2 volume story about the fall of Alexander the Great’s dynasty. […]

  10. August 2014 BCATW Buzz - August 9, 2014

    […] Ruth Kozak received some exciting news from her publisher regarding the publishing date of her novel SHADOW OF THE LION, Volume One “Blood on the Moon.” […]

  11. BC Association of Travel Writers Buzz October 2013 - August 7, 2014

    […] Ruth Kozak has had two more stories published in EuropeUpClose: Kensington Palace and the Jewish Ghetto of Venice. A story about the Venetian Folk Museum in Naxos, Greece will appear in that publication on October 1.  Ruth is currently teaching various writing classes including a new class “Survival Tips for Writers,” for VSB. […]

  12. August Buzz 2013 - August 7, 2014

    […] Ruth Kozak’s big news this month is that her historical novel SHADOW OF THE LION has been accepted for publication in the UK. This novel was indeed a long journey and out of the many research trips Ruth also developed many travel articles. She has just returned from another wonderful trip to her ‘second home’, Greece and Wales, her family home and has another big collection of stories waiting to be written. Ruth also had her story about Barkerville published in Off Beat Travel in July. […]

  13. BCATW BUZZ February 2014 - February 3, 2014

    […] Ruth Kozak has had two more stories published: “Wine Tasting in Greece” in Travel Generation and “Walking With the Philosophers” in EuropeUpClose. Ruth is currently working on a travel guide e-book for Hunter Publishing, UK and waiting for book 1 of her novel SHADOW OF THE LION to be published in August by http://www.mediaaria-cdm.com . Ruth will be teaching a travel writing course at her home from Feb. 5 – March 5, $50. Phone her at 604-254-9711 or email ruthaki1@nullshaw.ca for details. (there are still a few spaces), Improve your travel writing skills! […]

  14. November 2013 BCATW Buzz - November 12, 2013

    […] She hopes the AMG goes well, and is sorry to miss it, being the 1st one missed in six years. Ruth Kozak had two more stories published in EuropeUpClose: “Heinrich Schliemann’s House in Athens” and […]

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