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Rita Shaler-Nelson

Rita Shaler-Nelson was born and raised in New York, then spent her late high school years overseas where she attended Tehran American School while living in Iran with her family. The experience gave her a taste for travel and adventure which kept her on the move for many years. In addition to traveling, she studied film in San Francisco, and later worked as a writer for a national radio program. Currently, she divides her time between various artistic pursuits, homeschooling, and working on her first book, a memoir. She lives in Southern California with her photographer husband and teenage daughter.

Articles by Rita Shaler-Nelson

Improving on the Silence June 24, 2008 (Rita Shaler-Nelson) I have to admit I struggle a bit (OK, a lot!) over the idea of using my life as material for a book. Turning flesh and blood people I knew and loved (not to mention myself) into characters seems questionable to me, at times. Then, I read a quote by a 19th century yogi that granted me a sort of literary permission slip. (complete article...)



But I Don't Want to Write a Memoir March 9, 2008 (Rita Shaler-Nelson) I have always wanted to write fiction. I have toyed with ideas but never had one I could envision bringing to fruition, all the while resisting writing the story I already knew from beginning to end, from inside and out. I knew it so well, so completely, because I had lived it. (complete article...)