Rita Schulz

Biography

Rita lives on the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia with, Russ, her husband, who is also a fiction writer.

She has written for years and is an alumnus of the Oregon Writers Network, and the Greater Vancouver Chapter of the Romance Writers of America.

Her most recently published stories are Fire in Their Hearts with R.G. Hart from Champagne books, and Ladies of the Jolly Roger and Tales of the Fantastic, from 53rd Street Publishing.

Please visit her website at http://www.ritacrossley.com to view her other works.

Where to find Rita Schulz online


Where to buy in print


Books

Mosaic
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 49,210. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2016 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Anthology
Remarkable tales that push your imagination to the limit. In this collection a highly skilled storyteller explores the edges of genre fiction. Buckle up on a trip to Mars, discover a fantasy world ruled by a dragon king, watch a teenager transforming into a new species, and discover the truth about a newly wed on her honeymoon.
Fire in Their Hearts
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,850. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2016 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Late in the 19th century in a frontier town where powerful forces vie for control there comes a woman. A woman on a mission. Victoria Ann McNichol's mission goes up in flames when she meets mysterious gambler Tyler Scott. Tyler ignites a passion in her unlike anything she's ever experienced. When Tyler saves her life it sets off a series of events that may separate them forever.
The Prize
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,830. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2016 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Terrified orphan, Annabel, flees to a steam punk London one step ahead of a man determined to imprison her. From deep in her soul Annabel dreams of becoming the world’s greatest magician and alchemist and vows nothing or no one will stop her. Will the forces aligned against her destroy her or will she win The Prize she seeks?
Graybill
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,650. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2016 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Fear grips the King of Graybill. The terrified Queen of Man and Dragons refuses to fulfill her royal duties until the mystery of Graybill’s Forest is solved for all time. The future of the kingdom hangs in the balance. A tale of dragons and survival concerning a family forced to question their very existence.
Honeymoon
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,280. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2016 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Horror » Crime
During a raging storm a terrible secret leads to a night of terror! Trapped in a remote cabin while a violent storm rages Melanie Brock wonders if nature itself is at war with her agonizing search for happiness. Will she and her new husband survive their honeymoon night or will her dark secret destroy them both?
Nightmares
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 75,570. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2015 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Horror » General
15 Tales of Terror Blood thirsty vampires. Flesh ripping werewolves. Brain eating zombies. Spirits of the dead who walk among us. Monsters of unspeakable horror appearing from the darkness. They attack us from the past. They attack us from alternate realities, They appear from the depths of unspeakable darkness thirsting on our fear. These tales of terror are guaranteed to keep you awake at
The Dark Zone
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 26,680. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2015 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Welcome to The Dark Zone where our future is doubtful. A place outside reality where the human race faces the end of the world. A place where rebellion against injustice threatens to destroy all we have built. Our hopes and dreams may be gone forever. But just when we think the human race may collapse and disappear a glimmer of hope appears.
The Reckoning
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 23,350. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2015 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
The end of the world is real. These five exciting tales explore the aspects and challenges humanity will face when the world explodes and survival seems doubtful. Tales of high stakes, deadly encounters, the Earth devastated by aliens, natural disasters far beyond our control, and self inflicted wounds humanity may never recover from.
Anna's Dream
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,710. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2015 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
High school student, Anna desperately wants to take art next year, but her mother forbids what she says is a trivial pursuit with no career prospects. Will she defy her parents and change her elective to art? Will her art teacher convince her parents to let her stay in art? Will her dreams destroy Anna's future?
Three Sisters
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,640. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2015 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Rebecca’s Aunts suspicious death creates many unanswered questions. Now managing the large fortune was up to her. But did someone murder her Aunt? Would they kill again? Has the love of money driven someone in the family to act? She would have to find out quickly or everything could fall into the wrong hands.
One Day At A Time
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,940. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2015 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
After massive comet strikes the Pacific Ocean off shore of their small town Ellen fears she, her husband, Lee, and her grandson Mathew will not survive the impending tidal wave headed their way. Ellen’s determined their families future will not end today.
Rebellion
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2015 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Erin travels to the Moon for what at first seems like a simple job opportunity. Soon she discovers she's in the middle of a deadly rebellion. Will she survive to leave the Moon with her mind and body intact? A page turner of a story about unexpected consequences.
Spirit Inn
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,930. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2015 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Two sisters each driven by their own goals and dreams take a gamble. They buy a seaside inn. Will their desire to work together tear their family apart? And will the sudden appearance of a silent partner help them or destroy everything? A tale where haunting takes on a whole new meaning.
One For All
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,930. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2015 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When Jewel wakes up one morning she discovers something about her has changed. It’s not puberty it’s something else. She soon discovers her best friends are also changing. A tale of teenagers taking their first steps into a larger world, a world desperate for heroes. These three girls may have the answers and they are all for one and one for all.
Party Line
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,370. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2014 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Long before there were cellphones the big news was when your house had a telephone installed. In the 1950's party lines, where you shared a line with other households, meant you were able to listen in on your neighbours phone calls. Kate Baker is so excited to use the newly installed telephone she inadvertently listens in on a neighbours call she should not have heard.
Silver Light
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,880. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2013 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Janet wrapped her fingers around the bars on her window and pulled, she was trapped. Her eyes glowed as she followed the moon peaking out from between the clouds and smelled blood on the wind. She was desperate to get out and hunt. She watched in horror as her hair fell out and her fingernails turned into claws. Who kidnapped her and why?
Ten Tempting Tales
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 64,960. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
An author of fantastic fiction invite you on an incredible journey across time, space, and alternate worlds. These ten stories will transport you to the edge of the galaxy, where you face deadly pirates, terrible curses, amazing magic, ghosts, fey creatures, fire-breathing dragons, bloody werewolves…tales filled with danger, adventure, and excitement you will not want to put down.
The Fantastic Five
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 39,730. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
These five fantastic tales will take you to planets at the edge of the galaxy, the 18th century with pirates, curses, and adventure, lands where magic thrives, and on a holiday with magical fey faced with a life and death decision about the future of their race. An author of fantastic fiction invite you to share these incredible tales of adventure and magic which you will not want to put down.
Spoken Words
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,720. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Ancient wise woman, Velda saves an abandoned Changeling in the middle of a fierce storm. Velda discovers the young Changeling must learn the magic healing arts because without the magic the Fey are doomed. Will this child be the answer to Velda’s desire to pass on her magic, especially the power of the Spoken Word, or will the Changeling kill her before she succeeds?
The Brownie's Holiday
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,710. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Brownies, magical Irish house Fey, Dela and Laney are in Maui for their Springer. A time of transition from youth to adulthood. Their cousins deliver news Ireland is being ravaged by devastating earthquakes and that their race is on the brink of total extinction. The Fey counsel orders they must return home now or all is lost. Will they follow their dreams or save their beloved home?
Ladies of the Jolly Roger
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,920. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Four incredible tales of adventure and intrigue on the high seas and beyond. A woman cursed by an evil witch to spend her days as a parrot, a paranormal investigator tasked with helping a pirate clear his family name, a time traveling secret agent, and a woman accused of murder fleeing to sea with a swashbuckling pirate. Untold tales of the ladies of the Jolly Roger and the men they love
A Little Old Fashioned
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,740. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Wanda has to jettison her cargo on Dora, a planet on the frontier of space. Instead of a minor disciplinary hearing – she must choose life or death. She receives an offer she can't refuse. If she accepts she’ll be given a section of land to homestead. Her dreams will come true. Will she succumb to temptation and gain her little piece of paradise or do the right thing.
The Scarlet Curse
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,340. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Asia, a pirates daughter cursed by a witch to spend her life as a parrot. Will Captain Toby King see through the magic to the beautiful woman beneath? When Asia falls in love with Captain Toby King she desperately seeks a cure for her lonely heart. Will true love free her or will she live the rest of her life in misery? A tale of magic and romance set on the high
In The Land of Dragons
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,600. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
On her 21st birthday Kerrie sees things, strange things. A girl turns into a dragon. Her parents are fairies complete with iridescent wings. Has she gone crazy or has the world changed?
Confessions of A Bold Maiden
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,560. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Lord Greenway, the Lord of the manor, attacks Elizabeth and she kills him. She escapes, disguised as a boy and boards the Bold Maiden, a pirate ship. Too late she realizes, Darcy the Captain is Lord Greenways son. Will she escape in time or will he discover the secret confessions of the Bold Maiden?
Cleaning Up
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,110. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Peter swallows hard, this time his parents are going to do it. They’ll keep on cutting until he submits or they kill him. He needs to run and does, into the dark, dirty streets of downtown Vancouver. He meets Jill a girl who decides to believe and helps him. Peter knows his father is head of the underground gangs and needs to get to the police as soon as soon as possible.
Tales of the Fantastic
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 25,380. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
53rd Street Publishing invites you to Tales of the Fantastic, a five story collection of the finest fantasy of international selling author, Rita Schulz. In the collection you will find stories of a tormented werewolf, sibling ghosts, fairies who need to help, and partying aliens. So join us on a journey to wonder and amazement you won’t want to miss.
Party Central
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,860. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Ramona & Wayne are getting ready to retire to a nice quiet life and are invaded by aliens. These cats, rats and elephants want them to grab a party hat, a feathered boa and join their conga line. What will they do? Includes the bonus story, Blarney.
Moon Spell
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,110. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
A werewolf kidnaps Lucy and takes her into the wild back woods. The werewolf was once her brother’s best friend, but he drank a potion given to him by Lucy's brother that transformed into a werewolf. Unable to find a cure for his lycanthropy he cursed her family to wander the earth for the rest of their lives. Why has the blood thirsty beast kidnapped Lucy?
Once Upon A Time
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,630. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The world has ended.There are few human survivors. Jenna goes on a dangerous mission to find the old knowledge. If they are to survive she must bring him back so they can learn how to farm, garden, and most importantly find the water they so desperately need to live. She finds Kurt dying, but learns she too carries the old knowledge. Will she make it back alive?
A Spark of Courage
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,120. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Emma doesn’t know that leaving her old life behind and starting a new life would hurt so much emotionally or physically. She struggles when she finds herself alone in an old house with little money and very little time. Will Emma find the courage to take the first step into a new future? One woman's inspiring story of courage when life seems so unfair.
For Pete's Sake
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,260. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Melanie, a girl who loves dogs, has problems, she’s the new kid in school and her father is the principal. She wants to join her friends and Brock, the cutest boy in school, in choir. Will he ever notice her? Brock's dog, Pete holds the answer.
Lucky List
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,080. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
James Reece, an unassuming man, works as an account for a bank by day. A heavy debt load forces him to use his skills as a retired thief by night. Now married, he must keep his secret from his wife and son. But something’s very wrong. Every time he gets to a mark it’s been cleaned out ahead of him. Someone knows his secret. A tale where the cat burglar becomes the mouse.
Flower and Bird
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,520. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Flower, a caporal Shade, loses her magical talisman and her body starts to disappear, little by little. She must retrieve the talisman before she becomes a ghost, permanently. Her sister, Bird, a Shade as well, who she once thought dead, escapes an insane asylum. Bird destroyed their Mother and now plans to kill Flower. Two Aunts join Flower to capture Bird before she kills them all.
Blarney
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,260. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Sheila must find a way to save the Blarney bed and breakfast from financial ruin. Fairies may hold the answers to her problems.

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