ABOUT RITA      Rita’s  journey began on the Gulf Coast.  Over the years, she has lived and/or traveled in the eastern US and most of western Europe.  While juggling family and work, she participated in archaeological digs, earned a black belt in Shotokan karate, prospected for gold and crystals, camped across Europe, and volunteered with the American Red Cross Disaster and Education Services. Her education includes undergraduate degrees in nursing  and psychology, a Master’s in Counseling, and a Doctorate in Education.  Along the way, Rita has worked as a registered nurse, educator and school system administrator.  Her first writing efforts included curriculum development, grant-writing, and comprehensive program planning.  She retired early to expand her volunteer work and write wondrous tales of romance and adventure.  She has recently moved to the beautiful mountains of North Georgia where she shares her yard with deer, bears, squirrels and chipmunks, and other critters of various sorts.

Rita has written numerous historical and paranormal novels and novellas and recently ventured into contemporary and M/M novels. Read blurbs and excerpts from her stories HERE. In addition to Rita Bay’s Blog which posts daily on ritabay.com, she blogs at The Writers Vineyard.

ABOUT RITA BAY’S BLOG     Rita Bay’s blog offers interesting stories/information about Western history & culture and life/lifestyle; visits with authors, their books, and their desks; and writing tips.   A lesson plan that provides goals/standards, objectives, activities/assignments, and directions for setting up and maintaining a journal is available HERE. Comments are welcome but are subject to the rules of courteous discourse—no personal insults or political rants, please.