The Most Haunted Places of Chicago: Tour Guide Style

Welcome to the wild and woolly Windy City, where the town takes a nickname for all the blustering windbags and conveniently happens to have that lake effect wind. We’ll be taking a brief tour through some of the creepiest, weirdest, and most haunted places of the city, as we pull that pea coat closer andContinue reading “The Most Haunted Places of Chicago: Tour Guide Style”

Fifth Time’s A Charm — How to Kitten-Proof Your Christmas Décor

Our six month old kitten is special. All kittens are, but Stardust is really something else. She’s high energy, a long leaper, and has a penchant for doing exactly what she’s not supposed to do. Including loving all things citrus and vinegar based. Aluminum foil attracts her instead of deterring her. The spray bottle takesContinue reading “Fifth Time’s A Charm — How to Kitten-Proof Your Christmas Décor”

Seriously? Not Another Writing Blog…!

Hopefully my blog will be useful for folks looking to improve their craft and career – or hobby – as writers. I’ll be offering tips, thoughts, suggestions, etc. on writing in all the various forms that I do, including: Magazine and online publication articles Writing on Medium Pitching to publications Pitching to literary/book agents/publishing housesContinue reading “Seriously? Not Another Writing Blog…!”

Just Me

Writer, Novelist, Journalist, Actor, Director, Adventurer Rita Juanita Mock-Pike is the granddaughter of aviatrix, Jerrie Mock, first woman to pilot an airplane around the world. Rita has taken inspiration from her grandmother’s life and flight and pursued many of her own dreams in theatre, podcasting, novel writing. She now writes on travel, pets, faith, andContinue reading “Just Me”