All About Boots

Rita writes sexy romantic suspense novels and women's fiction that center around strong heroines. She has lived in several states and traveled extensively outside the US. She resides on a barrier island on the east coast of Florida.

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Rita's Fun Facts

Ruby Nickname:
Ruby Boots


GH Year(s)

Completed Manuscript(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


Like successful books, successful writers have Goals, Motivation, and Conflict. Think about it. Writers are no different from the characters we set up in stories. We have our goals, the reason why we want to achieve those goals and we have internal and external conflict preventing us from reaching those goals. As authors, we want […]

Industry Terms and Acronyms – A Ruby Reprise

Sometimes we rattle off industry terms and acronyms and forget not everyone knows what they mean, so I’ve listed a few. Category or Series Romance-  Books issued under a common imprint/series name that are usually numbered sequentially and released at regular intervals, usually monthly, with the same number of releases each time.  When a new […]

Authors On Writing

Thoughts on writing from authors I thought you would enjoy. Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way. ~ Eileen Caddy If […]

Don’t Lose Your History

               Many of you went to RWA in Atlanta and came home, heads swimming, with exciting ways to put stories the ‘voices’ in our heads keep telling us on the page. Many of us stayed at home dealing with the people in our heads and the stories they demand we write. As writers we […]

Tell my Why, Eye, Eye.

Warning.  This is silly and totally off topic from writing but here goes. While editing an MS making sure I’d answered all the whys in the story I realized I had my own real life unanswered why questions. Like: Why doesn’t someone make a riding vacuum cleaner? Why do people going to the gym look […]


          I know this is OT from our normal writing themes. But here it is February and the winter blahs are upon us. I know several places around the country and world have been socked with cold, snow and ice.  As a treat for doing well in the Winter Writing Festival of for those pouring their  […]

Talking Romantic Suspense: Intimacy and Love

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 […]

Scary Books.

We are officially in the Boo season. This time of year, we watch scary movies, like Psycho, the multitude of Halloween and Freddie movies. Dress up in all manner of scary costumes, and read scary books.  Recently I was asked to provide a scary line from the scariest book I’d ever read. Well, Stephen King’s […]

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