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.

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Recent Releases

Dark Waters Cover

Recent Announcements

Giftmas 2023 Wrap-Up

We did it! This year's Giftmas fundraiser goal was $1,000 and we met it. In fact, we managed to surpass it by a little bit! Thank you so much. On the surface our goal may seem modest but the Edmonton Food Bank will be able to turn those donations into 3,054 meals for...

I Want To Talk About My Grandmother

When I went to sleep last night I wasn't sure what I was going to write about for Giftmas this year. But I dreamed of my grandmother, and her amazing house. And right before I woke, crying, I looked around her house and said, "I miss you, Grammy. And I miss your house...

Giftmas 2023 — Winter Light

Every year some of my friends and I organise a fundraiser to help support the Edmonton Food Bank and we use our blogs to try and signal boost it. This is that 🙂 This year our theme is 'Winter Light'. I chose it, in part, because last year our theme was 'Light in 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.”

Dr. Sara Cleto

Folklorist, teacher, and writer, Carterhaugh School

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