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

Swashbuckling Cats

Recent Announcements

Tis the (spooky) season!

This is my favourite time of year. I love the crispness in the air, the colours in the trees, autumn's golden light and crunchy leaves underfoot. I love ghosts and ghouls and things which go bump in the night (there's a reason my husband and I chose to get married on...

Hear Me Roar is released today!

Today is the day Hear Me Roar hits the shelves! This anthology, filled with stories of empowered women and dragons, has been on my desk for a very long time and I'm excited to see it making its way in the world. I've done a lot of anthologies over the course of my...

Air: Sylphs, Spirits and Swan Maidens is out now!

I've got a new book out today! This one is the third volume in my Elemental Anthologies series from Tyche Books -- Air: Sylphs, Spirits and Swan Maidens. There are a lot of things that I love about Air, and one of them is that there are a significant number of poems...

“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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