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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

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 […]

Thoughts on Establishing Writing GOALS

It is proven individuals with goals are significantly more successful than those without. Think of your writing career as writing a book. Do your characters wander around a story doing nothing? Nope. Your characters have purpose, a story goal. If a character’s goal is to be the president of the US, she will have to […]

How To Be A Successful Hooker

 Hooker?   Did you come to the blog thinking I was going to talk about a very old profession? If you did well….  HA! Made you look. You fell for my HOOK.    I’m talking about hooks in your writing. Hooking a reader into your story. Grabbing them so hard and fast they can‘t put your […]

Body Language

     I recently had a conversation with someone who said using body language to express the emotions of a character was lost on them.  Really? Wow!  Me: “So, if, I made a fist and extended my arm in the direction of your face you would not know what was coming or how I was […]

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 going […]

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