I've known Rhonda for a long time. Actually, her first sale was for the novella collection Scraps of Love. I was on that writing team. I've loved knowing her. You will, too.
I’d say that a small part of myself goes into each heroine. Her likes/dislikes, hobbies, beliefs, and some mannerisms.
What is the quirkiest thing you have ever done?
I guess you could call bursting out in song quirky. I do that all the time and sometimes it’s just embarrassing. Especially when it was in front of my children’s youth director, in my nightclothes, waving a wand, and the song is, “J.C. Pennies, donin' it right!” Email me, and I’ll tell you all about it, if your interested. Rgib2001@yahoo.com
That invitation should flood your mailbox with mail. When did you first discover that you were a writer?
The first time I picked up a Hardy Boys novel. I fell in love with them and wanted to write one of their stories. I wrote a 400 page handwritten Hardy Boys book when I was 12 years old. It’s been lost over the years but it was a great beginning for me!
Tell us the range of the kinds of books you enjoy reading.
I enjoy romance, mystery, childrens/tween books, westerns, fantasy, and some sci-fi. Horror isn’t something I enjoy. I’m a chicken at heart.
What other books have you written, whether published or not?
Published: I have written both contemporary and historical romance. Plus, God allowed me to contribute to a non-fiction book. Feel free to check out the titles at www.rhondagibson.com
Unpublished: Cozy romantic mysteries, contemporary and historical romance, a tween book, and a cookbook.
How do you keep your sanity in our run, run, run world?
I spend time in the Word that alone makes any day run smoother. I also have a schedule I try to stay within.
How do you choose your characters’ names?
Some of my characters come with names. For the others, I have been known to look online for popular names of certain time periods. I have a baby name book that I can refer to, and I chose family members names.
What is the accomplishment that you are most proud of?
Without a doubt my children, they are both men and women of God, and for that I am most thankful!
If you were an animal, which one would you be, and why?
A dolphin. They swim in cool water all day. Play and have fun and can eat whatever they want. Best of all, they bring joy into peoples lives. That’s what I’d like to do.
What is your favorite food?
Mexican. I love hot, spicy meals.
I love Mexican food, too, but probably not as hot as you do. What would you like to tell us about the featured book?
The Bachelor Club is a special book. The group of authors who wrote this book with me, Bev Huston, Janet Spaeth (a very special friend), and Kathleen Y’Barbo allowed me to pattern one of the main characters, Willard Lovelace, after my dad, Willard McConnell. So it is very special to me. The Bachelor Club is a book about a game four little boys started and how it turned into a competition to see who would wait the longest to get married. This is a fun book set in my home state of New Mexico.Rhonda, thank you for spending this time with us. We'll be on the lookout for all your books.
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