Thursday, December 27, 2012

Author Spotlight #27 - Rita Monette

The Legend of Ghost Dog Island
by Rita Monette

Moving is nothing new for ten-year-old Nikki Landry. Her fisherman father relocates their raggedy old houseboat several times a year in search of better crab fishing spots. However, their latest move has brought her to a mysterious bayou, where she feels like something is watching her from a nearby island. But when Papa tells her about a local legend that something sinister might be living nearby and stealing the souls of dogs, she fears for her beloved beagle’s life. Join Nikki as she seeks to discover the truth behind the legend…before it’s too late.

Twitter: @ritamonette
Rita Monette was born and raised in Southwest Louisiana. After retiring from her “real” job as an administrative assistant for the State of Michigan, Rita began doing what she always wanted to do…write and paint. Five long years later, Musa Publishing offered her a contract for her debut middle grade novel, The Legend of Ghost Dog Island, which also includes her artwork. Her stories are set in the beautiful, yet mysterious, bayous and swamps of her home state. Rita now lives with her husband, four lap dogs, and one lap cat, in the mountains of Tennessee.


  1. Wishing you all the best in 2013, Rita! Legends are the stuff writers love to twist and play with! Cheers!

  2. Rita, I haven't had a chance to read your book yet, but after viewing your introductory piece on YouTube, I can't wait to get my hands on it. It sounds deliciously scary. Congratulations on getting your book up and running.

    Rosalyn Rikel Ramage

  3. Looks like an interesting storyline. I'd be crushed if anyone stole my dogs' soles.

  4. Rita,

    You are welcome. I am glad to feature you here. Best in 2013!

    The Darth Writer