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


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

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. 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? […]


I’m not talking the postal service. UPS, or FedEx. I’m talking about shippers as it relates to fandom. Shipping (from Wikipedia): Shipping, initially derived from the word relationship, is the desire by fans for two people, either real-life celebrities or fictional characters, to be in a relationship, romantic or otherwise. It is considered a general […]

Where Do Stories Come From?

In the top five questions authors are asked is: “Where do you get your stories?”  When asked this I quickly said, “the Amazon story store.”  I mean, Amazon sells live lady bugs and rents goats, why not sell stories?  But alas, I had to stop saying that because too many wannabe write-a-book-in-a-weekend writers asked me […]

Self Publishing and the Flu

Yeaph! Self publishing on flu brain. I was beyond nervous to self publish to begin with. But coming down with the flu as I’m ready to up load to retailers? Eeep. For weeks, months, I’d made notes, come to conclusions and decisions, about what I felt was right for me. I had the book edited […]

These Are A Few of My Favorite Holiday Recipes.

These days I always make my favorite thing –Reservations. My best recipes require calling up and ordering what I want then driving to pick it up. But I’m going to share a few very old favorites.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Pecan (pronounced pee-can) Pie Beat 1 cup sugar, 1 1/3  cups corn syrup and ¼ cup plus […]

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