Rita Woods was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She received a BS in Microbiology from Purdue University before graduating from Howard University College of Medicine. She completed her training at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and currently serves as Medical Director of a Wellness Center that provides care for members of one of the largest Trade Unions in the nation. Rita lives in suburban Chicago with her family, where she also serves as a trustee on her local library board. She loves magic, books, history, coffee, and traveling, not necessarily in that order. She is the author of the award-winning novel Remembrance, and her newest book is The Last Dreamwalker.