Country: United States
Rita Gleason grew up in Poughkeepsie, NY where her passion for investigative analysis and the study of the psychology of crime was sparked in the aftermath of a triple homicide committed by a student in her high school. Rita combined her love of problem solving and animals into a career as a small animal veterinarian, graduating from Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. Now a successful DVM, Rita has retained her interest in exploring the untold truths of criminal events, and for helping others look beyond the headlines to develop a more complete understanding of a crime. Her debut novel, Evidence Ignored, is an in- depth exploration of the timeline of events leading up to one of this country's most infamous modern crimes, the shootings at Columbine High School.