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Welcome to Rita Rogers' Stories

Rita loved listening to her grandparents tell stories, then learned to write her own, sharing interesting people and ideas with others.

Three important things a child learns on hot summer Texas evenings. One, seek out the shade and breeze on the screened porch. Two, don’t move—someone might get your listening spot. Three, parents and grandparents tell wonderful stories, about ancestors and life’s challenges and successes. With such a love of stories born, it is only natural, decades later, that I love books and travel, the Bible and its stories, and coffee shops—where the magic of sharing happens.

Love and romance can steer a person's life and the generations to come. I will spend the rest of my life reading love stories and writing my own own. Experience, mistakes, and years add insight.

Rita's award-winning talents have produced essays and short stories in periodicals and magazines, a one-act play, an historic book for children and a series of romance novels.

Rita is a member of Faith, Hope, & Love Christian Writers.


Building of the Kingdom Trilogy

Three novels, three families in the Pacific Northwest ...
do they build or pull apart?

Love That House

Published by Desert Breeze
(out of print)

Singing Windows

Published by Desert Breeze
(out of print)

Home of the Bears

Published by Desert Breeze
(out of print)

Children's Literature

The year was 1852 ...

... and the Territory of New Mexico, which included present day Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado, needed teachers.

Bishop Lamy prepared the wagon train to take the four Sisters of Loretto from near Independence, Missouri to Santa Fe, New Mexico.

It was a journey full of trials, adventures and grace. But what was more extraordinary than the journey, was the amazing impact this small group had bringing education to so many, and laying the foundation for public education in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

An historical biography written by Rita Rogers and illustrated by Craig Orback for younger readers, ages 5 to 8.


The Captain Speaks

A one-act play written by Rita Rogers and produced by the Creede Repertory Theater in 1994.

Based on the true story of Captain Silas Soule
and his refusal to fire his weapons at the Cheyenne and Arapajo Indians
during what is now known as The Sand Creek Massacre of 1864.

Award Winning Essayist

Mamie Wynne Cox Essay Award

Inspired by her love of the people, places, and stories of the Southwest, Rita received the
2009 Mamie Wynne Cox Essay Award
from the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.

Presented to Rita M. Rogers, 2009


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