Royal Palm Literary Awards - October 2019


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 A fun and exciting evening at the 2019 Florida Writers Asssociation's Awards banquet! 

March 2018 - Stonecrest Women's Club

What a delightful group of women! Loved the questions and interaction.

Pictures from book signing at a coffee shop in Patchogue, NY Dec. 2015

I am thrilled to announce that BLUEBIRDS IN THE GARDEN received top honors in the Florida Writers Association's 2019 Royal Palm Literary Awards competition. Gold award for Children's Picture Book and Grand Prize as Best Children's Book. 

When a pair of charming bluebirds chose a decorative bird house in my garden to raise a family, they provided me with hours of enjoyment. I was fortunate enough to get some incredible pictures.


I hope you enjoy sharing the book and the story with your children. 


IOne of the photos in the book. Accompanying text: 'Bluebird parents visit the garden looking for a home'.

Recent Events

  December 8, 2018

Had an exciting day! Chatted with lots of people and enjoyed catching up with old friends   

Join me at the next Expo on January 26, 2020!

Florida writers' Association

Eisenhower Recreation Center

3560 Buena Vista Blvd

The Villages, FL 32163


Whispering Oaks Winery

In March, I enjoyed doing a book signing with other writers from Writers League of The Villages at Whispering Oaks Winery, Oxford, FL.  A fun afternoon!  Here I am with Katherine Schumm as we both show off our books.

I'm excited to announce that my mystery  novel, "Missing on Maple Street", and my children's picture  book, "Bluebirds  in the Garden" are finalists in the prestigious Florida Writers Assoc.  2019 RPLA contest. 


Below is the first (and unsolicited) review for BEYOND SECOND CHANCES. I'd love to read your review of my books.

I am so happy that Ms. Boehm decided to continue Lindsay's story. As with her other 2 novels, this book is filled with intrigue, romance and characters that are interesting, likable and believable. I didn't want the story to end! Beyond Second Chances is thoroughly enjoyable and I look forward to more works by Ms. Boehm; she has become one of my favorite authors!

"What a well written surprise from a new author!!! After the first few pages you’re drawn into Lindsey’s life wondering where her story is going, never knowing who the good guys are. Nothing “inevitable” or “instinctive”!! No message, just suspense. One of the best books I've recently read."


 Unsolicited Review for SECOND CHANCES



Unsolicited Review  for CASSIE'S JOURNEY from


"Author Rita M. Boehm has written an exciting thriller straight from the news headlines, but with a softer side of love and what family is all about."

January 2018    - Central Florida Book & Author Expo

What fun!  Eighty authors and thousands of readers!.

January 2017 - Central Florida Book & Author Expo

Pictures from book launch parties held at Windsor Manor Farm in  Sandy Spring, MD.


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