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’s currently compiling for publication Volume II of the burial records of a 150+-year-old cemetery. She lives with her family in the old family home except when she’s in Atlanta, at least for now.
Rita has written several historical and paranormal novels and novellas, three of which were published in 2012. Please visit ritabay.com to read blurbs and excerpts from her stories and blog posts. In addition to Rita Bay’s Blog which posts daily on ritabay.com, she blogs every Monday about Heroic Hunks in History with the Sizzlers at the Southern Sizzle Romance blog, second Mondays at the Writers Vineyard, and third Mondays at Champagne – Rita’s Taste of Champagne.
ABOUT RITA BAY’S BLOG Rita Bay’s Daily blog offers interesting stories/information about Western history & culture; visits with authors, their books, and their desks; and writing tips. A lesson plan, located on the ABOUT page at http://ritabay.com/ provides goals/standards, objectives, activities/assignments, and directions for setting up and maintaining a journal. Comments are welcome but are subject to the rules of courteous discourse—no personal insults or political rants, please. Click here for a LESSON PLAN to accompany the blog.