The writer at work, circa 1984.


My name is Rhonda. I write American-set historical fiction from my home near Lake Michigan, where I live with my husband and children.

I grew up in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, the “grass seed capital of the world.” I love mountains, I love the Pacific Ocean, and I love a wet, foggy day.

The coastal town of Newport, Oregon, and one of my favorite places. I have an idea for a story set on the coast between Newport and Lincoln City. Someday I’ll get around to it…

At age eighteen, I moved 3,000 miles and a world away to attend college in Annapolis, Maryland—the perfect town for a history lover like myself. As a freshman, I walked past the country’s last remaining Liberty Tree on the way to class, until it was badly damaged by Hurricane Floyd, forcing the school to cut it down a few months after my arrival.

Annapolis’ Liberty Tree in 1898. The tree was still there when I showed up on campus, 101 years later. A few months into my freshman year, it was gone. (Wikimedia Commons)

After our marriage, my husband and I followed the job trail to Washington, D.C., Oregon, and finally to Michigan, where we’ve lived for the past seven years.

I invite you to take a look around my website. Read up on my current project or peruse my past nonfiction publications. Enjoy the historical trail mix and miscellany that is my blog. If you are so inclined, sign up for my author newsletter or follow me on FacebookInstagramPinterest, and Goodreads.

Again, welcome! I’m glad you’re here, and I look forward to the day when I can finally share my stories with you.