About the author Rita Griffin Comstock
In her youth, Rita Comstock played clarinet in the Michigan State University Concert Band under Leonard Falcone. She continues to play her instrument in various community bands. After graduating from Michigan State in 1968 and the University of Michigan in 1970 with degrees in English, she worked as a writer for Prentice-Hall before becoming a mother to three children, Edward, Mary, and James. For 18 years Rita taught English at Stonewall Jackson High School in Manassas, Virginia. Currently, she is an examiner for the International Baccalaureate program, a grandmother to Lilly and Joshua, and a resident of Sudbury, Massachusetts, where she lives with her husband Ed, former Chief Naval Architect of the United States Navy.