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Rita Herron

USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author Rita Herron fell in love with books at the ripe age of eight when she read her first Trixie Belden mystery. Although she wanted to be a writer then and actually scrawled her first novel at age twelve, she didn’t think real people grew up to be writers, so she became a kindergarten teacher instead. Ten years ago, she traded her classroom storytelling and puppets for a computer and now writes so she doesn’t have to get a real job.

Having sold over fifty books to date, she enjoys spinning spine-tingling romantic suspense tales filled with murder, mayhem, and spicy romance as well as sexy romantic comedies. Rita Herron currently writes romantic suspense for Harlequin Intrigue and she’s writing dark, gritty romantic suspense thrillers for Amazon Montlake.

If you want to know more about Rita or have a question for her about her books, or writing in general, email Rita and she’ll be happy to answer your question.


Being able to sleep until eight o’clock and not having to fight traffic! Seriously, I like the flexibility—I can set my own hours and be home when my kids are home. And I love being creative and getting paid for it—there is nothing more exciting (well, almost nothing), than when a new idea pops into my head, then when the details and scenes start coming together to form a story.
The inconsistent money — my kids get tired of hearing me say, “I’m supposed to get a check sometime soon, then we can go shopping!” I also don’t like it when people act as if I’m not working — writing is fun but it’s also a lot of hard work. Working at home can get lonely, too.

  • Cry Wolf – Tami Hoag
  • Blue Willow – Deborah Smith
  • Shocking Pink – Erica Spindler
  • Red Roses Mean Love – Jacquie D’Alessandro
  • Our Husband — Stephanie Bond
While You Were Sleeping. What could be more romantic than being caught between two sexy brothers? I also loved that quirky family.
I have two – Desperado by the Eagles (my favorite group) and Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton (that one makes me swoon!).

Have a question for Rita? Email Rita and she’ll be happy to answer it.