Rita S. Bittner was born as Ritalyn S. Jorge in Staten Island, New York and raised in Sayreville, New Jersey. A graduate from Douglass College, Rutgers University, she was a small business owner in the healthcare field for over ten years, worked for a human relations nonprofit organization, and now is a full time mother of three boys ages four, eight, and fourteen. Her love of reading began as a child, soon after being captivated by the original Star Wars movie. Still a sci-fi fan, her tastes in books is wide and varied; from classics to gothic thrillers, and biographies to mysteries, and history. The inspiration for her writing stems from her faith, dreams, and muse- the actor, Tom Hiddleston. When not reading, writing or taking care of her family, she volunteers many hours to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, practices Chi Gung and Tai Chi, and runs with her husband. She also loves movies, sushi, and chocolate milkshakes.