Rita Carla Francesca Monticelli is an Italian science fiction and thriller author.

She has lived in Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy) since 1993, earning a degree in biology and working as a writer, scientific and literary translator, and freelance web copywriter. In the past she also worked as researcher, tutor and professor's assistant in the field of ecology at Dipartimento di Biologia Animale ed Ecologia of the University of Cagliari.

As a cinema addict, she started by writing screenplays and fan fictions inspired by the movies.

She has written fiction since 2009.
Between 2012-2013 she wrote a science fiction series set on Mars including four books and titled "Deserto rosso".
The whole series was also published as omnibus in December 2013 and hit No. 1 on the Italian Kindle Store in November 2014.
"Deserto rosso" was published in English, with the title Red Desert, between 2014-2015.
It includes four books: Red Desert - Point of No Return, Red Desert - People of Mars, Red Desert - Invisible Enemy, and Red Desert - Back Home.

She also authored four thrillers - "Il mentore" (2014), "Affinità d'intenti" (2015), "Sindrome" (2016) & "Oltre il limite" (2017) -, five more science fiction novels - "L'isola di Gaia" (2014), "Per caso" (2015), "Ophir. Codice vivente" (2016), "Sirius. In caduta libera" (2018) & "Nave stellare Aurora" (2020) - and a non-fiction book "Self-publishing lab. Il mestiere dell'autoeditore" (2020).

"Il mentore" was published in English by AmazonCrossing: The Mentor; (2015).

"Affinità d'intenti" was published in English as Kindred Intentions (2016).

She's a podcaster at FantascientifiCast, an Italian Representative of Mars Initiative, and a member of the International Thriller Writers organization.
As a Star Wars fan, she's known in the Italian online community by her nickname Anakina.

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