Writer's Resume

Rita St. Claire


Published fiction


RWA Contest Awards  
For Lost Mountain

For Borrowed Tango


Lost Mountain, a novel of women’s fiction, 100,000 words 
Borrowed Tango, a contemporary romance, 90,000 words

Chateau, a 5,000-word romantic short story, currently contracted for publication in Love Stories, a new, general circulation romance fiction magazine


Among others: 
2006 Golden Acorn finalist  
2006 Golden Synopsis winner 
2008 Touch of Magic, first place in Novel with Romantic Elements category 

Among others: 
2007 Dixie Kane finalist 
2007 Put Your Heart in a Book contest, honorable mention 

Related Experience Newsletter Editor  
California Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools  
Circulation of several thousand, served for two years (as volunteer) 
   Newsletter Founder and Editor 
Mother’s Support News, Good Samaritan Hospital, San Jose, CA.  
Modest circulation, local mothers, served for one year (as volunteer) 
   Technical and Business Writing 
Training manuals, procedures manuals,  management reports, computer system documentation (full-time, paid positions, often in management, many years—in banking, insurance, local government, management consulting, and aerospace)  
Education Rutgers University (Douglass College):  B.A., Latin American Studies 
University of California Extension program:  numerous creative writing classes



RWA National, Silicon Valley RWA, San Francisco Area RWA, New Jersey Romance Writers, California Writers Club South Bay Branch (currently serving on the executive board), the  Italian-American Heritage Foundation, and more.