Truthfully I never really know what to put on ‘About’ pages, but I always feel like I need to include one.
My current bio is:
Like a magpie, Rhonda Parrish is constantly distracted by shiny things. She’s the editor of many anthologies and author of plenty of books, stories and poems. She lives with her husband and cats in Edmonton, Alberta, and she can often be found there playing Dungeons and Dragons, bingeing crime dramas or cheering on the Oilers.
Which, pretty clearly sums things up, I think? 🙂
These days I only share what I deem to be the ‘really’ important announcements here (releases, mostly LOL) and everything else goes on my Patreon page. Announcements there are visible to the general public, but are frequently released a few days early for my patrons.
My newsletter is also updated frequently and comes with a bonus short story download.
I have a writing-themed Discord server we call Writing is a Team Sport which you’re welcome to come hang out on as well.
If you should happen to want to contact me the easiest way is via Patreon, email or Discord:
and you can also ‘Like’ me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorRhondaParrish/
Extra Awesome Stuff
(AKA: Awards and Recognition)
Anthology, Water: Sirens, Selkies and Sea Monsters, wins the Speculative Fiction category for the Alberta Book Publishing Awards (2022)
Novel, Hollow, was shortlisted in the Children’s and Young Adult Book category for the Alberta Book Publishing Awards (2021)
Novel, Hollow, nominated in the Best YA Novel category of the Aurora Awards (2021)
Poem, “he scores”, written with Beth Cato, nominated in the Best Poem/Song category of the Aurora Awards (2021)
Anthology, Swashbuckling Cats: Nine Lives on the Seven Seas, nominated in the Best Related Work category of the Aurora Awards (2021)
Poem, “The Luck Eaters”, written with Beth Cato, nominated for the Rhysling Award (2021)
Anthology, Earth: Giants, Golems and Gargoyles, was shortlisted in the Speculative Fiction category for the Alberta Book Publishing Awards (2020)
Anthology, Grimm, Grit and Gasoline, received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly.
Anthology, Fire: Demon, Dragons and Djinn, was shortlisted in the Speculative Fiction category for the Alberta Book Publishing Awards (2019)
Short story, “Blame it on the Bubble Gum”, won the “In Places Between” short story contest (2019)
Short story, “Starry Night”, won the “In Places Between” short story contest with story (2017)
Poem, “Hereditary Delusions”, Imaginarium 4: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing (2016)
Poem, “Beneath”, nominated for a Dwarf Stars award (2014)
Poem, “Obscured” included in Imaginarium: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing (2012)
Poem, “Lovers” nominated for the Rhysling Award (2009)