Hi, I'm Ann-Margret! My work brings together my passion for creativity (whimsy) and my commitment to truth (wisdom). . . my formula for seriously joyful living!

I’ve been writing professionally for over 25 years and illustrating colouring books since 2015. I’ve written hundreds of articles and have authored, co-authored, or illustrated multiple books, several of them bestsellers. I serve as Executive Editor of the Christian Freelance Writers Network blog and am in the process of developing my art business: Buttercup Design Studio. I also serve as an advisor on the board of the Evangelical Press Association.

Find my books in my online shop, hang out with me on Facebook, and subscribe to my free weekly e-newsletter Whimsy & Wisdom to receive inspiration in your email inbox every Monday morning. Sign up and get TEN of my colouring pages for free! (Click here to see past issues.)

In a time of destruction, create something.

Maxine Hong Kingston


“I have been utilizing Ann-Margret’s skills for a decade. She is one of my most dependable, versatile freelancers. Ann-Margret is exceptionally talented in both her writing and her artwork, and I can always trust her to do everything with excellence!”

SUSAN TJADEN, Senior Editor, Ink & Willow | WaterBrook & Multnomah

Ann-Margret’s craft is clear and succinct. She has stewarded her skill with care over two decades, sharing words in a wide range of places showcasing her creativity and flexibility as an artist. It’s icing on the cake that she’s also a delight to know in person!


I really love Ann-Margret’s drawings. Restore My Soul has beautiful illustrations and meaningful devotions.  I have bought all of her books and love them all.

— KIM ESTEP, Reader