Born in northern Minnesota, Rhonda now resides in Colorado with her husband and her very spoiled Pomeranian, Roscoe.
Her love of writing took flight at the tender age of four when she was caught writing with her crayons on the knotty pine walls of the family home. Throughout her childhood, her love of writing carried her through hundreds of hours in her room discovering the beauty of words and floating in a fishing boat on the lake writing poetry. In her teens, she tested her hand at journalism by writing a couple of articles for the city newspaper about school events. Later, she completed a Journalism/Short Story Writing course and was a stringer for a local newspaper. That’s when she knew it was writing fiction that captivated her, and she then wrote two novels by hand that are still tucked away in boxes.
Wanting to grow her author business and help other authors, she has branched out by taking an extensive proofreading course. Blackhurst Writing Services, LLC was born and she now provides services including proofreading, indie author support and coaching, and freelance writing.
She is a member of Colorado Authors League, Northern Colorado Writers, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, Sisters in Crime-National, and the Vice President of Sisters in Crime-CO Chapter.
Recently retired from the District Attorney’s Office, she can now be found hibernating in a coffee shop or her home office creating characters, settings, and stories, emerging occasionally for coffee and dark chocolate.
She would also love to hear from you via email at firstname.lastname@example.org