Rhonda Parrish

The Sepultress, poem, Dec 1, 2007
Inspiration, poem, June 1, 2008


Birthdate? March 15, 1976 – beware the Ides of March ;)

When did you start writing? In kindergarten.

When and what and where did you first get published? Not counting “Letters to the Editor” I was first published in autumn of 2006. The Storyteller published a small poem of mine called Snowflakes.

Why do you write? The cliché, but still true answer is, because I have to. I love writing, I love inventing whole new worlds and new characters. I love being God and I love the ego boost that comes with someone saying, “I really liked that story/poem/word that you wrote”.

Why do you write Science Fiction and/or Fantasy? I’m a Dungeons and Dragons nerd from way back, if I didn’t write Fantasy it would feel like a betrayal of all the entertainment the genre has given me.

Who is your favorite author? Your favorite story? Peter S. Beagle is my favorite author and The Last Unicorn is my favorite novel. It’s exquisite.

What are you trying to say with your fiction? It depends on the story.

If you could write your own epitaph, what would it say? She may be gone but her words live on.

Do you blog? Where? Yes, far too much. I have a personal blog on Live Journal, a very neglected My Space page and my website, www.rhondaparrish.com is one big blog poorly disguised as something more ;)