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 🙂

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

Swashbuckling Cats

Recent Announcements

Introducing you to Clockwork, Curses and Coal

Last week I was talking about how excited I am to share Clockwork, Curses and Coal with the world, so today I would like to take a few minutes today to tell you about the stories which are included in the anthology. If you were on Twitter or Facebook a few weeks ago...

Clockwork, Curses and Coal is Coming!

One month from today I'll be releasing Clockwork, Curses and Coal out into the world. I'm super excited about it, too 🙂 Not only will this be the first book I put out this year, it's one I'm rather proud of. Clockwork, Curses and Coal is the second in my 'Punked Up...

Goals for 2021

Each year I like to set goals for myself and post them on my blog. Writing them out helps me organise my thoughts and plan for what I'd like to accomplish during the year. It also gives me a handy, dandy place to check-in over the course of the year to remind myself...

“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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