About

Rhonda Franklin Ortiz’s articles on spirituality, family life, and arts and culture have been published by a variety of popular media outlets, including Integrated Catholic Life, CatholicMom.com, Aleteia, and Catholic World Report. She was a contributor to The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion: A Book of Daily Reflections, edited by bestselling authors Lisa Hendey and Sarah Reinhard. Additionally, she spent four years serving as Art Director for the literary magazine Dappled Things.

In 2017, Rhonda stepped back from her nonfiction career in order to focus on her fiction. She is currently querying the first novel of an American-set historical continuity series. The manuscript is listed with The Writer’s Edge screening service and was the recipient of the 2019 Crown Award for Historical/Historical Romance. To inquire, please contact her directly.

Rhonda is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Oregon Christian Writers, the Catholic Writers Guild, and Word Weavers.

Abbreviated Bio:

Rhonda Franklin Ortiz is a novelist and nonfiction writer whose articles on spirituality, family life, and arts and culture have been published by a variety of popular media outlets. A native Oregonian, Rhonda attended college in historic Annapolis, Maryland and now lives in Michigan with her husband and five children. Find her online at rhondaortiz.com.

Abbreviated Bio for Catholic Publications:

Rhonda Franklin Ortiz is a Lay Dominican and writer whose articles on spirituality, family life, and arts and culture have been published by a variety of popular media outlets. A native Oregonian, Rhonda attended college in historic Annapolis, Maryland and now lives in Michigan with her husband and five children. Find her online at rhondaortiz.com.

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