Rita Durrett is a dynamic and talented author. Over 35 years in the field of education have given Mrs. Durrett insight and knowledge about American families, their inner turmoil, instability and resilient structure. Living in the mid-west has exposed Rita to individuals as unique and inspirational as the land where they live. Bits and pieces of each of the myriad of personalities help her to create memorable characters that come alive on the page and grab at your heartstrings. Rita is a mother of two sons and grandmother to four young boys and a sweet little girl. She has a big attack dog that might lick an intruder to death, but she admits, wouldn’t bite unless someone was getting between him and his food.