Across the years, Rita Collins lived in nine states and three countries. Working as a teacher, she wrote journal articles, chapters for academic books, stories and plays for English language learners, the occasional newspaper article, and poetry. At the age of sixty-four, she shifted from teaching as her primary career. She embarked as owner/driver of St. Rita’s Amazing Traveling Bookstore. Collins also began stretching her writing abilities to include short stories and two blogs. She currently lives in Eureka, MT when she is not on the road with her bookstore.