Rita Durrett

Biography

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 they come from. Bits and pieces of each of these myriad of personalities help her to create memorable characters that come alive on the page and grab at your heartstrings.
Rita resides in Elk City, Oklahoma. She is a mother of two sons and grandmother of five young boys and one little girl.

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Books

Anticipated Rewards
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,480. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
It is sometimes numerous to watch reactions of the "mourning" relatives when a rich relative paces away. Augustus has a surprise planned for his nieces and nephews in "Anticipated Rewards".
The Steamer Trunk
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 850. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Mementos found in an old trunk awaken memories of family and times gone by...
Gambling on the Future
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,780. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Abilene is willing to risk everything to find out why the man she loved was murdered. If you crave suspense, don’t miss this action-packed read filled with captivating characters and heartwarming love.
Butterflies
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 950. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Butterflies are delightful creatures. Their beauty competes with that of the flowers that entice them. Thankfully there are sweet older ladies who have developed particular techniques in gardening. The gardener in “Butterflies” has certainly developed unusual practices to achieve her desired results.
The Forbidden Entrance
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
An old friend, a new job, and a place to crash in exchange for watering plants, what could possibly go wrong? Nothing, unless you use the forbidden door...
Camping Out
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,290. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In the book, "Camping Out", the excitement over an upcoming camping trip begins to wane as harsh reality meets the rose-colored-glasses memories from camping out as a youth.
A Mother's Love
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 670. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
New mother's are recuperating from birth, coping with a brand new responsibility, and dealing with hormone induced mood swings. Even everyday occurrences are enough to set off a torrent of tears and emotional upheaval. The mother in "A Mother's Love" is no exception.
Friends Forever
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Horror » General
Dillon is dying of brain cancer. He has made up his mind he will not die alone...
A Candle for Anthony
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 740. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Anthony is a good Catholic boy, but he's been hanging out with the wrong crowd. His family is worried. They know he is old enough to make his own decisions, but can only pray they are the right ones.
Looking for Belle Star's Gold
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,380. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Two teenage girls set out on a quest to find the hidden gold of the famous Oklahoma outlaw, Belle Star. They soon run into problems, the least of which was finding the gold.
Megan's Jeans
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,420. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Found, a wallet with over a thousand dollars inside. The mother and the daughter who picked it up can barely make it from one paycheck to the next. There is no extra money in their household budget for luxuries like a new pair of jeans. Now they must decide what to do with the wallet...
The Class Reunion
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 760. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
An invitation to the class reunion can bring back memories, some good and some best left in the past.
Neighborhood Watch
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 590. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Would most people believe their spouse if they started talking about aliens and spacecraft in the neighborhood? Probably not, but maybe they should...
A Family Affair
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 620. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Divorce, whether it's messy or not, is brutal--especially on the kids. In "A Family Affair", a young girl pushes her mother to face unpleasant consequences of divorce from the girl's father
Independence
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,790. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Sometimes the night hides evil deeds and at other times its innocent dark prompts the mind to conger up thoughts far worse. When the older couple In "Independence" takes time apart, for the sanity of both, the outcome is far from expected...
Tears for Acirema
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 980. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A king struggles to save his country from itself. He calls in his wisest advisers. After research and evaluation they finally have advice for the ruler of Acirema. Perhaps that advice should be heeded by modern day leaders as well...
The Last Goodbye
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,030. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Who you are is shaped in part by the career in which you have spent your life building. How do you walk away? It takes courage to say goodbye..
Coming Home
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 930. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
The teen years are sometimes tumultuous. Things are said and done that come to be regretted. When the son in "Coming Home" storms out of his parent's home, he plans to stay away forever. Plans change...
Cry Baby Bridge
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,330. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Explanations are not always obvious for life's occurrences. The activities at "Cry Baby Bridge" present a mystery to the local sheriff. When he solves that mystery he might also know who killed a prominent socialite, whose death came as a surprise to everyone.
Going to Grandmother's House
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,300. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
The traditions of the holidays can become a heavy burden when families must make hard decisions. Sometimes all we need is another perspective to see what is really important.
Danger at the Mid-High
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,460. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Books would lead us to believe vampires live along beside us everywhere, but they don't really exist, or do they?
Old Blue
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,060. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
Abandoned dogs are a part of life for folks living in the country. The pup left at the mailbox of the ranch in “Old Blue” has a hard battle to fight if he is to win acceptance from the home’s owners. If he can’t prove his worth, he becomes just one more mouth to feed and a burden on a family already pushed to the limit.
The High Dive
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,050. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Anyone who has experienced swimming lessons will relate to “The High Dive”. In this short story the author brings forth long suppressed memories of the exhilaration and fear associated with the diving from the highest board at the pool.
The Jazz Singer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,140. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The soulful music of the brokenhearted jazz singer heals the hearts of her customers but does little to lift the spirits of the singer. She must decide if it is time to sing the final notes and move on.
Squirrels in the Attic
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
The lovely old Victorian home in "Squirrels in the Attic" is precious to it's owner. Odd noises, unusual occurrences, and missing items leave the single female occupant more than a little upset. She blames the squirrels, but circumstances bring her to believe the bushy-tailed critters may have nothing to do with the strange activities.
The Nashville Flight
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,170. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
A chance meeting can change a life forever. In the short story "The Nashville Flight", two strangers find themselves caught in a cruel twist of fate.
Destiny A Short Story Prequel
Price: Free! Words: 6,920. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
A palace filled with love. A five-year-old little girl and war. Sometimes destiny looks nothing like happily ever after.
Destiny Fulfilled
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,070. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Jade Abbott is in love with Rayel. She trusts him with her life, until Foust Warrant tries to convince her she must trust him. Earth is in grave danger. Her destiny is to leave Earth and save Corasias from the evil of the Malabar, but does she leave with Rayel, or Foust? Her heart pleads one case, her mind the other. Her decision will not only impact her, but also the people of two worlds.
Destiny Revealed
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,290. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Jade Abbott has never known much about life outside her small university town. She and her best friend, Kat Cline, often escape to the mall for sanity. Until her recent trip to the mall, the most important decision she faced involved a new pair of jeans. Upon meeting four strangers from another world, she must find the bravery and determination to push toward her destiny.
The Calypso Princess
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,250. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult
Maria Fuentes is being smuggled to Nassau aboard the Calypso Princess. Fearing for her life, she follows her heart and accepts protection from a guard. Is it a ploy to have her for himself? Kyle Alexander is shocked to find his summer job involves human trafficking. Does he get out and save himself or risk his life to save the beautiful captive he has fallen in love with?
Smugglers in Paradise
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,260. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Fate has thrown Megan West into an adventure of mystery and intrigue with the questionable Travis Mankiller. Her luggage is stolen, death threats overheard, and hot passionate sex engaged in before boarding the cruise ship.Missing artifacts are the center of the dangerous journey, but the overriding theme is of love, romance and passion as hot as the tropical background in which it is set.
Keeping Secrets
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,580. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Keeping Secrets is a coming-of-age novel about seventeen year old, Caitlyn Grant. Pregnant and in fear of being forced to get an abortion she runs away to make a safe life for herself and her child. At every turn Caitlyn finds herself keeping another secret from those around her. It is a story of courage, determination and, most of all, it is a story of love.

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Smashwords book reviews by Rita Durrett

  • Emma's Walk on April 09, 2013

    A sweet, heart warming short story. My idea of how leaving this earth should be.