Rhonda Blackhurst Mystery Author

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 her home office or a coffee shop creating characters, settings, and stories, emerging occasionally for coffee and dark chocolate.

She would love for you to connect with her at:
Facebook  Twitter  BookBub  Instagram  Private FB Group, Salon Talk

She would also love to hear from you via email at rhondablackhurst@gmail.com

32 thoughts on “About”

  1. Visiting from the A to Z blog challenge and I grew up in Minneapolis! I live in Nicaragua now and still feel like a Minnesotan even though I haven’t lived there for 10 years. Great blog I’ll be back when this wild blog challenge is over if not before.

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  2. I am enjoying your blog and I appreciate hearing of One Word! Curious, is your one word still Grace?

    I would have to say my one word is Explore; chosen purposefully as I am on a 3 year journey to transition into something new. Channeling my energy into exploration is freeing.

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    1. Thank you! My one word for 2014 is Silence. It has been a blessing on so many levels to remember silence is golden. I love the word Explore. It sounds like its a great one for you. It’s amazing to me how that “one word” just appears.
      Thank you for the follow. I’m following you right back. πŸ™‚


      1. Wow. Silence. I may have to pursue that at some point. In fact a friend goes to the Krupa lu Center for Yoga & Health year ad her most favorite part of every day is Breakfast. It is completely silent; you eat with everyone including the monks. She says it is incredibly grounding.


    1. I could have sworn I had been following you for a long time. It was just recently when I was scrolling through my reader for blogs I follow, specifically to find yours because I wasn’t getting emailed notifications and thought you were just very quiet on your blog :), that I realized I hadn’t been. My bad!

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  3. Love your site! I’m a grandmother of a Zoe (and her big sister), an author of a cozy mystery (among other things), a Christian, and a Canadian just across the border from Northern Minnesota. Lots of similarities!


    1. Indeed! It’s nice to meet you! πŸ™‚ My Zoey is having a little sister in August. Isn’t grandmotherhood the best? πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for visiting.


  4. Rhonda, nice to read more about you and your journey through life. I really love the “one word” idea for the year. If I had to choose one for 2015, mine would be patience. With myself and with others.


    1. Thank you Corinne. Patience is a great word and one I could use as well. Was great to meet you last weekend! Looking forward to connecting again. πŸ™‚


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