Rhonda Jackson Joseph has always been an avid, equal opportunity reader. One of her early forays into writing was during junior high school when she produced numerous romance short stories in which she and her best girlfriends were the heroines. The stories were circulated and garnered quite a following. Thus, she found that romance writing came rather natural to her.
Her focus shifted toward horror writing when the elevated hormone levels in her body during pregnancy brought on terrifying nightmares during the scant hours she could find sleep. The dreams demanded to be placed on paper, and she hoped they would then be exorcised. To no avail, as they never completely disappeared. In fact, they multiplied.
In 2007, Rhonda began working with Whispers Publishing as an editor, and currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief. At present, she is also working on an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction at Seton Hill University. She is also on the steering committee of the National Black Book Festival, an event that has drawn dozens of authors and hundreds of readers to Houston for the past five years.
Rhonda has placed several short works in both the horror and romance genres. Her first novel, a contemporary romance entitled Call It What You Want, was released by Tea and a Tome Publishing in March 2007.
She currently lives in Texas with her husband and four children, where she continues to edit, write and read voraciously.
Rhonda is available for speaking engagements, workshops, interviews, and book signings. Please contact her at:
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P.O. Box 14804
Houston, Texas 77221-4804