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The official bio:

Rita Stradling is a USA Today Bestselling Author with an all-consuming addiction to popcorn. 

She writes young adult and new adult romances about flawed people who find their perfect together (often, these people are dragon-shifters, werewolves, or have magical powers). 

Rita believes in soulmates, happily-ever-afters, and that love can overcome any obstacle.



Thank you for visiting my website! 

As of August 2022, I have three series and two standalones available now.

The Deception Dance series (Paranormal Romance) is complete and available in e-book, paperback, and audio (the first two books). 

Ensnared (Cyber Punk Romance) is available in e-book only. 

One Forbidden Kiss (Romance) is available in e-book and audio. 

The Vampire Legacy and Grayhaven series (both Paranormal Romance) are ongoing and available in e-book, paperback, and audio.


I live with my husband, teenage son, and puppy (he's two) in Humboldt County. We spend our days hiking, rafting, and enjoying long drives through the coastal range. It rains less and less each year, but we still enjoy the lush ferns and towering redwoods up here on the California North Coast. 

During the COVID19 pandemic, I took a turn in my career and went back to school to explore my love of dark fantasy and horror. I received my MFA in Writing from California College of the Arts in May 2022. Along with my writing career, I moonlight as the editor-in-chief of an online publication, Seltzer Nation. I'm one of those strange people who find correcting grammar cathartic.

The Vampire Legacy and Grayhaven fans:

Thank you to the Vampire Legacy fans and Grayhaven fans who have emailed me about when the final books in the series will come out. I'll be honest with you; final books are the hardest for me to write. They take a bit longer than a second or third (middle-series) book. However, I am hard at work on these final installments. Please, hold tight! And, of course, thank you for enjoying this journey with me. 

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