Rita Gerlach


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Ever since I was knee-high to a flea, I would dream up stories. I loved books and illustrations, and going to the library or climbing into a bookmobile to explore tre3he books on the shelves, was a special treat when I was a kid.

Writing was within me. But it wasn’t until a day in the early 90s at a family reunion that my cousin, a famous romance author, handed me a copy of one of her books that the spark ignited into a fire to write.

I took many paths to find my calling, and the joy of following through on it has been a tremendous part of my life journey. In many of my stories, I write about the struggles endured by early colonists, with a sprinkling of both American and English settings. Currently I am writing a new historical romance set in the Gilded Age, along with writing a series in collaboration with a bestselling Christian author. More on that later.

My books are dramatic in the sense I don’t hold back on the trials people historically faced. So you won’t find stories made of sugar and syrup.

I’m blessed to live near the Potomac River where some of my novels are set. I live with my husband and two sons, and an affectionate feline named Pookee, in a historical town nestled along the Catoctin Mountains in central Maryland.

You can find my author’s page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/author.ritagerlach#

Email me at rpkg@comcast.net

I answer every email I receive.


7 thoughts on “Contact Rita

  1. Dear Arlene,
    I apologize for not seeing your post to me earlier. I’m not that tech savvy and just discovered how to reply to messages. Yes, I’d enjoy connecting with you. You can find me on Facebook. Also there is a Facebook page for Mid Atlantic Christian Writers, and The Writing to Inspire Christian Writers Workshop. If you are within driving distance of Frederick, MD you should check this out. It’s going to be a fantastic workshop with both published and aspiring to be published writers.
    Rita Gerlach

  2. Thank you, Halvetia

  3. Thank you, Justina. Sorry it took me so long to reply. I hope you enjoyed reading After the Rain.

  4. Looking forward to read this book!

  5. Rita!
    I am so thrilled to be sitting down and to start reading your book After the Rain! I know I will see your loving
    Touch in the book!

  6. Hi. Rita I lived at Ft. Meade, Maryland in the 1970’s. We took a trip to Washington, DC and I will never forget the sight of all the cherry trees in bloom. I’m so grateful I wasn’t born in the era of arranged marriages.

  7. Good morning Rita, thank you for your service to our Lord through writing. I would like to write for a Christian form. Formerly wrote for 5 years with Baltomire Examiner as a Life Coach. I was wondering if we could connect and chat?

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