Three Times A Charm. I love to introduce readers to the people involved in
children’s publishing. Today we welcome middle grade author, Rita
Monette. Rita, can tell us a little about yourself?
I was born
and raised in the bayous of Louisiana, and I write stories set in my home
state. I retired to the mountains of Tennessee, which is above sea level. Yep,
no swamps or gators! I stay busy writing and doing face and body art at local
festivals. I enjoy painting, visiting waterfalls, and being entertained by the
birds and other wildlife around my humble pad in the woods.
sure you weren’t sad to leave those alligators behind. Can you tell
us more about your most recent release, please?
Curse at Pirate’s Cove is the second
in the Nikki Landry Swamp Legend series about a young girl growing up in a
houseboat in the bayous of Louisiana in the 1950s. The stories are based on the
many legends told surrounding the swamps of southern Louisiana. There’s
always a mystery to solve and an adventure for Nikki Landry.
my book to readers who like: The Laura Ingalls Wilder books and/or Leaving Gees
Bend by Irene Latham.
get to know you a little better. Share with us your top three responses to the
•Top 3 most admired people and why you admire them.
admire people that are intelligent, have something to say, and not afraid to
say it, even if it’s
controversial and shakes things up, which include the following:
Ben Carson. I love his story of his humble beginnings to becoming a top
neurosurgeon. His honesty and openness.
Martin Luther King. Dr. King had something to say, he said it well, and was
brave enough to say it.
Thatcher. A woman that wasn’t
afraid of expressing her ideas, even though they rubbed many people the wrong
•Top 3 professions you wanted to be when you grew up.
wanted to be a ballerina (oh well, no grace)
wanted to be a singer (did that for awhile)
wanted to be an artist (still do that)
•Top 3 favorite personality traits that appeal to
where can our tech savvy readers find you and your book online?