Rhonda Parrish


Author, Editor and Hydra-tamer

I have the attention span of 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 🙂

My Patreon is the best way to keep up with everything I’m doing and support my work.

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.

Tiers begin at just $1

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Recent Releases

Dark Waters Cover

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...

2021 Eligibility Post

Each year I like to do a quick and dirty listing of things I've worked on which might be eligible for an award. Not only does it give me a nice, central location to share with interested parties, but it's also a nice reminder for myself of the things I've done in the...

Untethered Table of Contents Reveal

When I asked my patrons to pick from a selection of potential anthology themes I was quite surprised when 'A magical horse anthology' won. Jokingly referred to as Equus II this project was one I'd kicked around a bit because people on Twitter wanted me to, but never...

2021 Giftmas Fundraiser Sign Up

When I was a kid money was tight--especially during the time my mom was a single mother of three--but the food bank was there to help make ends meet. We were lucky in that we didn't need to use it regularly, but every year we received a 'Christmas hamper' and they...

“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.”

Dr. Sara Cleto

Folklorist, teacher, and writer, Carterhaugh School

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