A fiction writer and poet, Kruusmägi is currently working on a novel that explores the essence of life in Indonesia, where she is studying traditional dance. She is also teaching creative writing there and organized a bilingual poetry workshop and performance for local students. In addition, she is developing a second book that will examine relationships between Estonians and Russians living in Estonia from the perspective of young people.
As a journalist, Kruusmägi contributes to Öhtuleht, Estonia’s most widely read daily paper. She hoped to immerse herself in the American literary scene by attending and participating in readings, open mic events, lectures and workshops and by exchanging ideas with American writers. She also wanted to gain insight into how literary events are organized.