Thursday, March 04, 2010

WHAT'S IN YOUR CLOSET - Rhonda Gibson - Free Book

I know that this is a collaboration between mother and daughter. How did this story come about?

Stacy has always expressed an interest in writing and she really liked the idea for this story. So I asked her if she’d like to write part of it, she said yes and as you can see the editor at White Rose Publishing liked the way we wrote together.

Did you find it easy to work together on it?

We did. She would write her part, I’d read it over. I’d write my part she’d read it over. If we didn’t agree on something we would sit down together and rework the part that we felt needed to be re-written or re-plotted.

How did collaborating with this team impact you?

It gave both Stacy and I a chance to grow closer in our relationship as mother and daughter.

What is the hardest thing about writing as a team?

Finding the time to get together and go over what we’d written. Stacy has a 3 year old and she is center of both our worlds.

What are you reading right now?

The Ranger’s Apprentice book Seven, The Biggest Loser Success Secrets, and Heartland Wedding by Renee Ryan

How did you choose your characters’ names?

This book is chock full of names from our family and friends. David is an uncle, Brad is patterned after my brother, and I have a cousin who is the sheriff. Emily is the name of one of Stacy’s grade school teachers. Megan was one of my grade school friends, that I have lost contact with and Ruth is one of my favorite women in the Bible.

Would you want to work on another book together?

Sure, we have one in the works now :-)

Are you a member of American Christian Fiction Writers? If so, why?

Yes I am. I’m a writer that needs to learn, grow and develop not only my writing skills but in Christ. ACFW is the place to do all those things.

What do you want to tell us about the book?

I think this book is different because it is contemporary with a little historical mystery. Also, I’m a fan of the Titanic and she is mentioned in this book and plays a big role in the mystery of the story. If you want to read the first 20 pages of the book, go to  and click on the cover of the book it will direct you to the preview pages :-)

Where can our readers find you on the Internet?

I am at
My webpage is full of writing and reader related things. I have a featured author page like yours Lena where once a month we give away a free book.
I also have recipes on my blog
I love hearing from readers so feel free to email me at

Thank you, Rhonda for sharing this book with us.

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Cindy W. said...

Your book sounds very interesting. I would love to win a copy. Thank you for the opportunity.

May God bless you.

Cindy Woolard


Marjorie/cenya2 said...

This book sounds very good and I have never read a book by this author, please count me in for this
super giveaway.

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apple blossom said...

Please count me in on this book giveaway. Thanks

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rubynreba said...

Please enter me. Thanks for the nice giveaway.

Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks!


Casey said...

Please enter me, looks good!

Rhonda Gibson said...

Hi everyone and thank you Lena for having me here. I'll be off and on so if you have any questions, feel free to ask me :)

runner10 said...

Great post. I'll be looking for your books.

Beth Goddard said...

sounds like a great book. Great interview Lena and Rhonda!

Debby Mayne said...

Great interview! And I love the fact that you worked with your daughter. What a blessing!

JoAnn said...

Writing with your daughter sounds like something really special!

I'm so glad you had/have this oppertunity.

Edna said...

please enter me into the drawing for Rhonda's book, I liked the interview

May God bless


Sheila Deeth said...

Sounds fun and I like White Rose

Unknown said...

I have never read a book by this author and would enjoy reading it. Please enter me in the giveaway.


Cherie J said...

Enjoyed the interview. Please enter me in the drawing. Thank you!


Anonymous said...

please count me in....thanks


Kara Lynn Russell said...

Rhonda, I can see how writing a book together would bring you closer to your daughter. One of my daughters wants to be a writer. Maybe someday...

Unknown said...

This looks good.
Please enter me.

Linda said...

Sounds like a very interesting novel. Please enter me. Thanks for the post.
desertrose5173 at gmail dot com said...

Your books sounds fun, would love to win a copy. Thanks!

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squiresj said...

I would love to win a copy. I love Rhonda's books. I may not be able to check back right away with my husband facing surgery but I'm entering anyway.
If I win, could you send it to:
Jane Squires
HC 72 Box 335
Wasola, Mo. 65773

mariska said...

i love 'mystery' ! count me in the drawing of this great book.

Deborah M said...

Sounds like a very interesting mystery. I have often thought I would like to co-author a book with someone. It sounds like fun and you would have someone to encourage you with your work.
Deborah M.

stampedwithgrace said...

sounds like a great book! I'm a Titanic fan and love mysteries! please enter me :)

Simply Stacie said...

Please count me in.

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

Sounds like a good book.

Anna Weaver Hurtt said...

Ooh, sounds intriguing! Please enter me...

Coolestmommy said...

What a terrific idea for a book. Please enter me into the drawing.

coolestmommy2000 at gmail dot com

Sherry Kuhn said...

I own and have read Shelter in Seattle and just loved it! This one sounds very good too. Please enter me in the drawing.

A J Hawke said...

Hi Rhonda,
What a blessing to be so in touch with your adult daughter that you can write a book together. It tells me a lot about you and it is all good.
Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of the book.

Blessings on your future writing with your daughter,

A J Hawke

Anonymous said...

Sounds unique. Beautiful that the two of you were able to work together. :O)

estrella8888 at roadrunner dot com

kristen said...

What a neat thing to do as a mother/daughter team.
Please enter me!

Anonymous said...

Rhonda you cover all the interests I have The Titanic, mysteries and Christian fiction, I sincerely hope I win this book.

Julia M. Reffner said...

Sounds interesting. I love historicals, mysteries and the Titanic. Please enter me.


Cíntia Mara said...

I loved when Rhonda said that the book is contemporary, but with historical mistery! Looks great!

Please, enter me in your draw.
God bless you! said...

I would love a copy of your book, count me in.

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tweezle said...

I think it would be wonderful to work so closely with your daughter. What a great interview. I'd love a chance for this book.

tweezle at

Anonymous said...

Huzzah, a book on the Titanic! 'Tis a subject that has greatly interested me for a long time. Please count me in!


Rosalie Patience said...

What's In Your Closet sounds wonderful! Please enter me in the drawing.


Nancye said...

This sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance.

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Lisa M. Collins said...

A unique story line! I would love to read it. Thanks for entering me in the drawing.

Rhonda Gibson said...

WOW! Thanks everyone for your great responses!!! I have been helping Stacy move and just decided to come see if there was any interst in What's In Your CLoset? and Praise God there is! Thank you all for posting.

Marla said...

Sounds like a good book. Would love to win. Thanks!

Megan said...

A mother - daughter team... how cool! Thanks for the interview Lena!