Dwight Ritter was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. He attended the John Herron Art institute and graduated from Indiana University. He has spent his entire career as a writer, graphic designer and lyricist.
Ritter wrote, produced and directed the PBS documentary “Being Amish” and is the author and illustrator of the novella, “Emerson The Magnificent” in addition to twelve other books, numerous magazine articles and K-6 education curricula.
Ritter lives in Cape Cod with the wife, artist Jo Ann Ritter, where he serves on the Board of Directors of the Cape Cod Writer’s Center and spends many hour walking the beaches and listening to the terns and gulls.
“Growin’ Up White” is his first novel.