About the Author
Rita Coleman's first published piece was a short story in her high school newspaper. She honed her craft both informally and formally, writing for newspapers, traveling the U.S., Europe, and Mexico, and graduating from Wright State University in 1997 with an M.A. in English. Ms. Coleman's portrayal of the ephemeral in words and in photographs finds her at the nexus of the seen and unseen. Her written work has been published in: For All That is Our Life (meditations); Laughing Your Shorts Off (humor); Science of Mind magazine (poetry); Antioch College Women's Center (poetry); and R*K*V*R*Y (personal narrative). Upcoming publications include the picture book, Alvin Flies to the Moon, and the juvenile historical fiction book, The Witness Tree: 1755-2005. Ms. Coleman lives with her husband Frank Baxley and her dog Penny in rural Greene County, Ohio.