Rita was born in 1962 to two immigrant parents who left their homeland of Italy back in the 50's to start a new life in Canada. Today Rita resides in a quaint ski resort town in Eastern Canada with her husband. She has two grown daughters and after decades of working in the corporate world she finally made her move to devote her time to pursue her true passion of fictional writing. Rita instilled two very important things in her children from a very young age. One was to get outside and stay active and the other was to read. She may have sounded like a "mean mommy" as she puts it for not allowing video games in their home, but the girls have survived to tell the tales. Rita is very proud of her girls.