Rhonda Parrish


Author, Editor and Hydra-tamer

I have the attention span of a a magpie and am constantly distracted by shiny things.

I’m the editor of many anthologies and author of plenty of books, stories and poems. I live with my husband and our three cats in Edmonton, Alberta, where I can often be found playing Dungeons and Dragons, bingeing crime dramas, doing crafty stuff or cheering on the Oilers.

As for that ‘hydra-taming’ thing? I call my to-do list The Hydra because every time I knock one thing off it two more spring up in its place. If you check out the illustrations spread across this website you may discover a story about how I went from a hydra-slayer to a hydra-tamer 🙂

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Every patron at every single level gets behind-the-scenes access and information, cover reveals and announcements ahead of the general public, dozens of short stories and poems and even full-length novels and anthologies.

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Recent Releases

Recent Announcements

2021 Book Releases

2021 is going to be a weird year for me because I have a lot of books coming out. Like, even more than usual. I'm actually concerned about this -- I mean, it's a good problem to have, but it's also a real problem. I don't want to burn out readers or reviewers or have...

G is for Ghosts

I am super excited to announce the latest title in the Alphabets Anthology series. This newest volume: G is for Ghosts will be available on October 5, 2021. Like with each title in this anthology series it contains twenty-six stories, one for each letter in the...

One in the Hand

It all started with a premade cover. It's kind of funny how frequently the backstories of my books begin that way these days. But it did all start with a premade cover -- a whole series of them, actually. By BZN Studio Covers. I had to have them. Even though they were...

Final installment of Arcana artwork

Last week I started this series of blog posts to share the interior art which I commissioned for Arcana and today I'm excited to conclude that series with this post. I hope you've followed along and enjoyed the artwork by Marge Simon and the excerpts from all the...

“Rhonda Parrish is a shapeshifter with talents to match her every incarnation- magpie tenacity for picking the shiniest submissions, nightingale notes for crafting tales, and bright, feline eyes for seeking out her photographic subjects. She balances on the knife-edge of darkness and light, a sorceress of both realms.”

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Folklorist, teacher, and writer, Carterhaugh School

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