Bio/Contact

 My Bio : I was born at the end of WWII in Minneapolis, MN., but I was raised in St. Paul.  My first job, at age 15,  was working as a salesgirl for my dad at his bakery.  Eventually, I worked as a secretary-receptionist at Brown & Bigelow and then at 3M.     

My Education:  I graduated from Sibley High School where I discovered my passion for writing.  I earned my AA Degree in speech/communications from Lakewood Community College.

My Writing:  I have written wildlife magazine articles for Water, Woods, and Wildlife Magazine; children’s short stories, devotionals, poetry, a monthly humorous/cooking column called “Rita Raps it Up” for a local newspaper, blogs (see Blog Page) and nine books. (See Book Page)

My Faith: I became a Christian through the personal witness of life-long friend when I was 30.  From that time on, my writing career took a more intentional direction as I expanded into Christian writing.  I study women's Bible study with BSF.  Also, my husband and I are involved with neighborhood outreach with our church.

My Family:  My husband, Burt, and I live  in Lexington, MN.   We have three married daughters and seventeen grandchildren:  eleven natural, four step, and two adopted.

My  Cancer:  At age 60, I was diagnosed with two different cancers and spent the next three years on the battlefield.  It was here that I discovered my faith in the calm seasons of life needed a major strengthening if it was to sustain me on the battlefield.   I have been out of the cancer arena for ten years.

 

~~ Contact Me ~~

   Please use the form below to contact me with any messages. 
I will be in touch as soon as possible.  I look forward to connecting with you.
          

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