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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

What Outlander Taught Me About Writing.

If you are not acquainted with the Outlander books and Starz series here’s a quick rundown. The first of Diana Gabaldon 8 books was published in 1992. The TV series first aired in 2014 and is now in the 4th season.  It’s about a woman, the Sassy Sassenach, who sets her clocks back too far […]

November 1 is National Author’s Day.

Happy Author’s Day. Authors have the best jobs ever. We love what we do. We blend our joy and pain with random made up stuff. We twist and swirl it around in our brains then put our hands on the keyboard and the joy, pain, and random stuff flows from our finger tips forming words […]

A Newbie’s Take on RWA18 Conference

I did not attend RWA18 in Denver. I did stalk social media for information and pictures shared by other authors. I found plenty. Seems 18 was an excellent conference. But I was only seeing posts from established romance authors. What did the newbies/first timers think? Did they have the same experience? I asked first time attendee, […]

Meet 2018 Golden Heart Finalist Janet Raye Stevens!

Please welcome the lovely, and talented, Persister, Janet Raye Stevens.    Janet writes YA, mystery, and paranormal and contemporary romance, all with a dash of humor. Her first novel was rejected an impressive 99 times, nevertheless she persists. Janet is a two-time Golden Heart finalist, in 2017 (BERYL BLUE, TIME COP) and 2018 (COLE FOR CHRISTMAS). […]

National Library Week

I grew up in St Augustine Florida, the oldest city in the nation. History all round. Many buildings in use date to the early 1700’s. My grandparent’s home was built around civil war times.   One was constructed around 1783, by Bernardo Segui.  It also was the home of Edmond Smith, the last Confederate general […]

Industry Terms

Sometimes authors and those in publishing rattle off industry terms and acronyms forgetting not everyone knows what they mean, so I’ve listed a few. Feel free to add, or ask about those not included in comments.    TYPES OF FICTION Commercial Fiction- Fiction written in ‘plain’ language that focuses on plot and content rather than prose.  Commercial fiction, […]

Voice

Let’s talk about voice.  No, not the TV show. The ‘voice’ that comes through in your story. Your book. And I don’t mean reading it out loud. I mean what YOU bring to the story. Ever ask anyone to define voice? Most times I’ve gotten something along the lines of, I can’t tell you what […]

National Write Your Story Day.

Today is National Write Your Story Day. This is something dear to me so, I thought I’d do a quick drive by blog. Many, many stories are lost because they were never written down or even shared verbally. People think their stories aren’t important. I feel they all are. Every single one. Please do this […]

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