NIU Graduate and Entrepreneur Becomes Author
“Rita Dragonette deems her debut historical novel a designation intended to echo yet distinguish it from the typical coming of age experience.”
“Is there such a thing as legendary-level book marketing? You might think so after reading former PR exec/career consultant Rita Dragonette’s strategies for promoting her debut novel.”
#1 Book For Women In Their 50’s
"What I particularly love are the ceiling-high bookshelves that make me feel like one of Max Perkins’s clients from the ’20s or ’30s. Hey, we’re writers . . . we imagine!"
Judy’s journey mirrors Dragonette’s experience at NIU – arriving on campus as a nursing major on a U.S. Army scholarship.
A boomer takes us back to campus during Vietnam
So You’re a PR Pro Who Wants to Write a Novel? Six Tips to Make It Happen
Rita Dragonette's Playlist for Her Novel The Fourteenth of September
Spotlight: The Fourteenth of September by Rita Dragonette (excerpt)
How Stories Begin: I Was a Coward and Became a Writer
One Question: Rita Dragonette
Rita Dragonette’s new novel explores coming-of-age conflicts, conscience, war
Author ventures into territory not yet claimed
Debut Novelist Rita Dragonette Writes Female-Focused, Coming-Of-Age Vietnam-Era Story
Looking Back and Looking Up: How Feminism Has Reshaped Youth Activism
Five Reasons Why the Vietnam War as a Subject for Fiction Is Viable Again – Debut Novelist Makes Her Case
Interview for Cooper’s blog series “Inside the Emotion of Fiction.”
The Ms. Q&A: How Rita Dragonette Came of Conscience
“I adore this great novel, with great writing. It’s hard to believe this is a first novel.”
Rita Dragonette with William Kenower on Author2Author
Rita Dragonette with Marie Stone on Writers on Writing, KUCI 88.9FM
NIU's Days of Rage: Alum returns to campus to debut Vietnam-era novel
The story is beautifully written with compassionate and thoughtful narrative and engaging characters who play out all the angst of the era set on a Midwestern college campus when America was at its most vulnerable.
Women on the Homefront Battles of the Vietnam War
The Long Walk to The Fourteenth of September: From the Classrooms of the Writer’s Studio to the Prairie Paths of the Ragdale Foundation
Sharing a fascinating interview with Christine Maul Rice of Hypertext Magazine. Best interview questions ever!
Page 69 Test: The Fourteenth of September
A Q&A with Rita Dragonette
Author Rita Dragonette discusses her compelling debut novel
“A story with the same emotional intensity for a woman as for a man at the time.”
WBZ's Laurie Kirby speaks with author Rita Dragonette about her first novel about the Vietnam War.
For Women Who Like To Read – Featured Book By Rita Dragonette
Worth Reading: Interview with Author Rita Dragonette
Meet Rita Dragonette, Author in Streeterville
Interview with Deborah Siegel, PhD, principal of Girl Meets Voice
Happy to be a part of the 2018 Author Challenge for the Guild Literary Complex.
The Fourteenth of September: “The ultimate boomer holiday book gift”
A story that speaks to the poignant clash of young adulthood, feminism, and war and offers an inquiry into the domestic politics of protest.
Can’t-Miss Fall Literary Events with Chicago Writers
The Fourteenth of September is a Publishers Weekly select new book.
People on the Move