Rhonda discovered she had a knack for storytelling after she was diagnosed with cancer at a young age. To avoid dwelling on her own mortality, she sat down with pen and paper and got out of the way of her subconscious mind. Words and characters poured out of her from some hidden place inside her soul. Writing was not only cathartic and healing but kept her sane.
Her first novel, MY LAST DAY, gained the representation of agent Ben Camardi, at Harold Matson Company in New York. This is a heart wrenching tale of a young woman seeking love and closure on her last day of life. Her second and third novels, HEALTH NUT CAFE and RETURN TO RUBY’S RANCH, were quick to follow. Each story has a contemporary romantic flavor, a solid family dynamic and a paranormal twist. RETURN TO RUBY’S RANCH, debuted with five star reviews on Amazon and SoulMatePublishing.com in November 2016. HEALTH NUT CAFÉ is due out in 2017. ESCAPE FROM RUBY’S RANCH, Book 2 to the Ruby’s Ranch Series, is currently under the pen.
Rhonda lives in central California with her Kisa, (Knight in Shining Armor), their beautiful and talented daughters, their handsome Labrador, Dutch and two mischievous pugs, Geddy and Ruby. When she’s not writing, she’s supporting hospice patients as a volunteer coordinator, playing golf with her husband, or reading the latest masterpiece from one of her favorite authors. Rhonda is a member of the RWA – PAN community and the local chapter, Yosemite Romance Writers.
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Escape from Ruby’s Ranch, Book 2 Ruby’s Ranch Series soon to release!
Paranormal Contemporary Romance, Health Nut Café to release in 2017!
Rhonda’s Webpage: https://www.rhondafrankhouserbooks.com/
21 Things You Should Know About This Author
What book have you gifted the most? Why?
I’ve gifted On Writing, by Stephen King most often. The Watchers by Dean Koontz is a close second.
What is the one productivity tool you use every day? Why?
I’m not sure I use anything every day. If I plan to try to write, I play guitar instrumental music and try to forget my day job for a few minutes before reading the last scene I wrote at my previous session to restart my writing brain.
What word do you misspell most often?
Vacuum or diarrhea
What three things do you do to be a successful writer?
I don’t take anything too personally.
I listen to the advice of people who know more than I do about the industry.
I trust my characters.
What are the titles of the last two books you have read?
Blood Stones: The Haunting of Sunset Canyon by Krista Lynn Hero to Hold by Sheri Humphreys
What is your favorite word?
What do you use more often – a dictionary or a thesaurus?
What would you name the autobiography of your life?
She finally got it right!
What is your ‘go to’ munchie or drink while writing?
Popcorn and Diet Coke
Is a picture worth a thousand words? Elaborate.
Yes – a photo never lies.
What animal are you most similar to and why?
Probably a big ole lazy cat, because sometimes there’s nothing better than to sleep in a sunny windowsill, ignoring the world.
How would your best friend describe you?
Probably snarky, but loyal. Sometimes hard to reach, but always there.
What keeps you up at night? (and don’t say howling dogs)
Unsettling characters and worrying about those I love.
What is one thing you will never do again?
Probably ride a rollercoaster. Beats me to death.
If we came to your house for dinner, what would you prepare?
Chicken Fried Steak, mashed potatoes and gravy with homemade biscuits.
What is the best compliment you have received – or would like to receive?
You’re a brilliant storyteller.
What question do you hate to answer?
Have you always been a blonde?
Crowds, small groups or ‘go away’?
Go away or a small group of friends. Never a crowd.
What would you sing at Karaoke night?
You are my Sunshine, and pretend I’m singing to my dogs.
If you had a warning label, what would yours say?
Beware of backlash if you’re lazy, entitled or rude.
What is the one question you wished I would have asked you? Why?
Maybe – what am I most proud of? I’m proud that I never gave up on my dream of becoming a published author. Though there were many doors slammed in my face, it made the reality all the sweeter.
Never give up! Ever!