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

Penultimate Arcana Art Post

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 continue that series with this, the penultimate post. I've included excerpts of the stories as well as the artwork and I hope you'll enjoy...

Six more Arcana illustrations & excerpts

On Tuesday I told you about how Arcana was kinda sorta my first anthology ever. And then yesterday I shared the artwork and excerpts from the first five pieces (four stories and a poem). Today I would like to share some more artwork and excerpts with you, but there...

Some Arcana Artwork

From the very beginning I knew I wanted interior illustrations to go in Arcana. It didn't even really feel like an option to do otherwise? How could you have tarot card-inspired stories without including artwork? It just wouldn't work. So I turned to Marge Simon to...

“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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