Welcome back, Rhonda. Tell us about your salvation experience.
My family were evangelists when I was a child. My uncle preached and my mother, grandmother, uncles and aunts sang. When I was eight I accepted the Lord in a small church somewhere in either
I’ll have to ask Mom which state but I know in my heart that was the night Jesus
came to live in my heart.
You’re planning a writing retreat where you can only have four other authors. Who would they be and why?
Wow, that’s a hard one but here is my short list: Janet Lee Barton, Aaron McCarver, Diane Ashley, and the rest of the Bards of Faith. Okay, that’s cheating but I can’t narrow it down. I have so many writer friends who have blessed and helped me in my publishing adventure. Of course, you are at the top of that list too
It has been a special pleasure in my life to know you so well for a long time. Do you have a speaking ministry? If so, tell us about that.
I have a small speaking ministry, meaning I only speak when asked. Recently, I spoke at the Southwest Christian Writer’s Association in
on Patience, Persistence, and Publication. I love talking about writing and the
Lord, so I am willing to do both J Durango, Colorado
What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you and how did you handle it?
I also do a little acting, yeah didn’t know that, did you? Anyway, the most embarrassing thing for me was that the mic that had been clipped to my blouse popped off while I was walking across the stage during a Christmas pageant performance. I managed to kick it back up into my hand without falling. The audience thought it was great fun but I’ll be honest, my face was red!
I didn’t know that about you Rhonda, and I’m surprised we never talked about it since I’ve been involved in drama most of my adult life. People are always telling me that they’d like to write a book someday. I’m sure they do to you, too. What would you tell someone who came up to you and said that?
I’d advise them to read the type of books they want to write, join a writer’s group, and do some powerful praying.
Tell us about the featured book.
Taming the Texas Rancher is the 3rd Love Inspired Historical in this series. It is Hannah Young’s story, she is in both The Marshal’s Promise and Groom by Arrangement. You don’t have to read the other two to read Taming J but I wouldn’t mind if you did. Hannah is a schoolteacher who is ready to return to her roots and prove that she can help run a ranch. Her hero, Daniel Westland simply needs a wife fast so that he can inherit his family ranch before his brother up and marries first. Imagine his surprise when Hannah arrives, and states she wants his love and to work with him on his ranch, before they get married.
Please give us the first page of the book.
“What are you doing here?” Daniel Westland scowled at his younger brother, Levi. He’d been running late and seeing his brother standing there looking freshly cleaned and pressed was not what he’d expected. The wildflowers in his Levi’s hands spun daintily in the breeze that swished about them as the stage coach pulled to a stop.
Dust filled the air, and both men shaded their eyes against the grit. As soon as the horses came to a complete stop and the dust settled, Levi answered. “I imagine I’m here for the same reason you are, big brother.”
Levi grinned. His green eyes sparkled with mischief. Daniel’s scowl deepened. Surely Levi hadn’t sent off for a mail-order-bride also. But then again, maybe he had. Daniel pulled his hat further down on his forehead to shade his eyes from both his brother and the sun.
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