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Rhonda Hopkins

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in Fort Worth, TX, The United States
March 17

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Destiny. Courage. Heart.
Rhonda Hopkins is an award-winning author of Apocalyptic Fiction, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult, and Cozy Mystery, She uses her past experience as an investigator to craft characters that are diverse and full of life, along with situations that include the dark and the light side of humanity. She especially enjoys finding that light – the hope and spirit of survival in everyday people.

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Rhonda Hopkins Hi Sherry! I usually read 60+ books/year. BUT, I read really really fast and I read every night. I also don't watch TV (I binge watch one weekend ever…moreHi Sherry! I usually read 60+ books/year. BUT, I read really really fast and I read every night. I also don't watch TV (I binge watch one weekend every month or two. LOL) I don't finish reading about one in every ten books for various reasons -- either there are issues with the writing or the book just wasn't for me, even if technically flawless. However, I don't like making people feel bad by putting DNF as a tag, so I just don't review or rate.

I also don't review or rate if I can't give a book at least a 4 for the most part, although there have been exceptions. That's just my personal preference. I definitely believe in writer karma. ;-) I do appreciate those who leave reviews/ratings at all levels though. It's important to the overall book experience.

So, when you see me starting to read books back to back quickly, they were either really short or I didn't finish. I can usually finish a novel length book in two to three nights.

Thanks for asking the question! It made me realize how far behind I am on rating a bunch of books. LOL I'll need to take care of that this weekend. :-)

By the way, my apologies for not answering your last question about this --- I just now saw it. And thank you so much for the kind words about me being a gifted writer. You made my day! :-D

I see you're in Wisconsin. I have a friend, Stacey Joy Netzel, that writes books set there. I've never been, but her books make me want to visit some day.

I hope you're having a wonderful week!
Rhonda


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Rhonda Hopkins I haven't really experienced a total block. But, sometimes the words are harder to come by than others. During those times, I'll work on a different s…moreI haven't really experienced a total block. But, sometimes the words are harder to come by than others. During those times, I'll work on a different scene, a different manuscript, or I'll just take a break and let my brain work on it in the background. Something usually comes to me. And 3am seems to be a favorite time for my muse to show up. :-)(less)
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Hey everyone! I’m excited to announce that I’ll be working on a new YA romantic suspense novel with JJ Belding. JJ is actually a pen name for romance author, Kristy K. James. UNRAVELING ME will be available at most major retailers soon. I’ll post again when I have the links for that. Oh! And, I’ll be publishing this book under a brand new pen name, Zoe McKay. Why the new name? While this novel wil

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Some psychologists would argue that a man stripped of his past must be an emotional cripple, because we are made of memories. However, this long-enduring world, wrapped in more mysteries than Nameless, functions superbly, and he also thrives, an enigma even to himself but with a solemn purpose.
I don’t want the reader to get the idea that Nameless is either fumbling through this mission or a mere puppet whose strings are being pulled; neither condition would be appealing. “He also thrives” and he has a “purpose.” He might be caught in a storm of Fate, but he can stand up to it and even accomplish things that he finds of value.
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Flying across the faces of the buildings, the shadows resemble dragons, as if Texas has gone Tolkien.
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Rhonda Lanie wrote: "

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Thank you, Lanie! Merry Christmas to you and your family!


Rhonda Zoë wrote: "Hi Rhonda. Thanks so much for Friending me here. How's the writing going with you?"

It's going well, thank you. I'm about to release a novella and a short story. I'm just getting started publishing. Been writing for years for my own pleasure and learning the craft though.

Loved Killer Instinct by the way. I had no idea there were so many Charlie Fox books out there. Lots of good reading! :-)

Have a great weekend!


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Zoë Sharp Hi Rhonda. Thanks so much for Friending me here. How's the writing going with you?


Rhonda Debbie wrote: "Hi Rhonda. Thanks for the friendship. Good to see you on Goodreads. :)"

Thank you as well, Debbie. I hope you have a great week!


Debbie Johansson Hi Rhonda. Thanks for the friendship. Good to see you on Goodreads. :)


Rhonda I just want to wish everyone who celebrates it a very Merry Christmas. Peace, love and joy to all!
Rhonda


Rhonda Savannah wrote: "Rhonda, thank you for the friendship.
Stay naughty,
Savannah


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Thank you, Savannah! It's great to meet you. :-)


Savannah Rhonda, thank you for the friendship.
Stay naughty,
Savannah
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Rhonda Renee wrote: "Great to meet you Rhonda! I look forward to reading your reviews!"

Thank you, Renee! It's great to meet you as well. :-)


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