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All About Boots

About me. I write sexy romantic suspense novels that center around strong heroines. I’ve always had stories in me. Some teachers and adults chose to call them lies. But piff, whatever you call them, I’m still sharing them. I married a Marine, a man I’d known since I was fourteen and had actually met when I was eleven. I’m fortunate to have lived many places and traveled to the states and countries I didn’t live. I moved back to the barrier island in Florida where I grew up and now spend time writing, weaving my experiences into my stories. My first books have heroes and heroines in the military or government service. But, I’ve started on a new series of books with collections of short stories.
I’m looking forward to writing more strong heroines and the men they love, and many, many short stories.

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Rita's Fun Facts

Ruby Nickname:
Ruby Boots

Age:
yes

GH Year(s)
2009

Completed Manuscript(s)
5

Genre(s):
Romantic Suspense, Women’s Fiction

Started Writing:
I’ve been a story teller since I could talk. As a child I put on ‘productions’ for the entertainment of my large extended family. Writing began in high school. Wrote a play for the history class to perform for the school. Wrote some other things that no one saw-wish I had them now. Then nothing until about three years ago.

Day Job:
I write full time

For Fun:
Rassel gators

Blog Posts from Rita

Don’t Be A Professional Holiday Victim.

Not a post on craft or writing advice. This is a reminder to be safe during the holidays.    To find out if you are a professional victim answer these questions. Do you: Leave your car unlocked in the driveway or in parking lots. Carry every credit card known to man when you shop. Leave […]

Veteran’s Day

This is a Ruby post from five years ago. Nothing has changed except we’re all a bit older. Please take the time today to give your special veteran a hug.  

Prompts To Get Your Writing Motor Running.

Some fun today to pump your writing hormones. Give me a story with no more than 50 words from one, or each, of these writing prompts. FIRST. One of the last shipments to a U.S. research base in Antarctica before the onset of winter darkness was 16,500 condoms for a crew of 125 people. BTW […]

Writing Romantic Suspense

In Romantic Suspense there are two distinct stories. The suspense and the romance. RWA defines romantic suspense as a romance novel in which suspense, mystery, or thriller elements constitute an integral part of the plot. You need a strong suspense story and a strong romance. Then you weave the two together perfectly. Today I’m only […]

March is National Women’s History Month.

I write about strong, extraordinary women. This post is about women I admire because they have moral courage and an ability to get beyond danger and do what is right because it needs to be done.   First, the women who settled North America. All the little mama’s who had the courage to get on […]

THE PROFESSIONAL HOLIDAY VICTIM CHECK LIST.

THE PROFESSIONAL HOLIDAY VICTIM CHECK LIST. You may be a professional victim if you: Leave your car unlocked. Carry every credit card known to man when you shop.    At night park in an unlit area of the mall and walk to your car by yourself. Walk to your car with ear buds in and music […]

Creativity and The Author

Lately, in writers groups, there has been some discussion about keeping the joy in our writing. There are a bazillion answers. I think one is by indulging our other creative talents.  Yeaph. OTHER creative talents. Authors are very creative people. Think about all the other talents you have and how those creative outlets can nourish […]

Curiosity and the Author

Writers are Super Heroes. Their Superpowers are: Imagination, Curiosity and Creativity. A few weeks ago I shared thoughts about the author and imagination. Today it’s curiosity. Author’s professional curiosity is a huge subject on many levels. It begins with, can I write a book? Should I write a book? How do I write a book? […]

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