Rita is a widow, with 2 daughters and 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She writes contemporary, and historical romances along wtih children's books and short stories too. She's dabbled in poetry. You can find her at Amazon.com and smasnwords.com, at ritaphestand.com, also at rhestand.com, at Decadent Publishing, and self publishes. She loves writing, reading, bowling, roller skating, kid parties, and family get togethers. Rita is retired and writes full time now.
She plans on writing until her twilight years. She's got many series planned for your reading enjoyment.
Rita is a very happy woman, who puts God first, family second, and the rest of the world next. She's been through many hard times but feels it always taught her something about life. She's had many jobs and considers this part of her life long education. She feels "If you don't make any mistakes in life, you haven't yet lived." Although not a scholar in any way, Rita feels that life has been the real teacher. Once referred to as having no common sense, Rita has spent a lifetime acquiring some. She's a constant study, and feels that if she ever stops learning that her work here on earth is done.
She used to work at a school and would write poems for the kids during the holidays and stuff. Kids have been an intricate part of Rita's life. She ran a day care for nearly twenty years. She helped to raise her grandkids and is still involved involved in their lives.
You can find free books at Smashwords.com and try them. See how you like her writing. She usually gives a book a month away on TRS, and joins their parties.