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A former full-time reporter, Rita’s writing life includes author of 11 books and an award-winning journalist with more than 1,500 published magazine articles on four continents. Additionally she has edited and provided graphics for New Page Books, an imprint of Career Press Inc. (The Benham Book of Palmistry); and for Rockefeller Publishing (The Naturalist Collector).

Rita’s interests, including travel health/psychology, technology, and the environment, have led to articles in Westways, Los Angeles Magazine, Trailer Life, California Today, Desert Magazine, Boating Product News, Men’s Fitness, Reader’s Digest, Cosmopolitan, Woman’s World, Playgirl, Mother Earth News, Let’s Live, Health Magazine, Pro-Trucker, Kiwanis, and Trip & Tour, to name a few.

Her photo work appears with some of her published articles and books, as well as online at photo stock such as ShutterstockVeer, Dreamstime, and Deposit Photos.

An instructor with Writer’s Digest University for 18 years, she authored  Marketing Your Magazine Articles workshop for Writer’s Digest. She has also conducted writer’s workshops at several conferences, including the Maui Writer’s Retreat, and at seven community colleges, as well as working as a private writing consultant and editor.

Robinson lives with her husband, Andy Campbell, in a mountain community, Fawnskin, California. She has three adult children, five grandsons, and six great-grandchildren. She travels and writes in a 21-foot Road Trek throughout the United States and Canada.