Born to a career United States Army officer and his wife, Rosalyn Rita Nicholas has lived at thirty-two addresses in her life including two foreign countries and nine states by the age of twenty-four. She graduated from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma, with a bachelor's degree in English, meeting the grade point standard for Magna Cum Laude designation. Now retired, she worked many years in state government at a major social services agency writing statewide policy from federal regulations and state law. Rosalyn Rita Nicholas lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She has been writing since youth.