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Rhonda Stapleton

Rhonda Stapleton started writing a few years ago to appease the voices in her head. She lives in northeast Ohio with her two kids and their lazy dog. Visit her website at rhondastapleton.com.
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Author Rhonda Stapleton Talks about Stupid Cupid

In this first book in the trilogy, Felicity discovers that she's no ordinary teen matchmaker...she's a cupid!

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Rhonda Stapleton
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Semper Fudge

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Queen Elizabeth, because she was a strong woman who fought hard to get where she was. Of course, she wielded the ultimate power in her kingdom, whereas I can't even get my kids to scoop dog poop out of the backyard without throwing up in their mouths. Maybe I should rethink this one. haha

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. This is tough! It's like asking me to pick between my kids. But here are a few of my favs, just to give you an idea: "Head Over Heels" by Tears For Fears. "Linger" by the Cranberries. "Love Song" by the Cure. "Trouble" by Coldplay. "Place to Be" by Nick Drake.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Probably my LOUD VOICE, haha.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I'd love to meet Christina Rossetti, a Victorian poet. I adore her poetry and am fascinated with her associations with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, an artistic movement her brother and his friends formed. It would be incredible to pick her brain and find out how she created her works.

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January 28, 2010

I live in the Cleveland, Ohio area, which is super icky right now. Biting-cold air. Blustery, dirty snow. Rare glimpses of sunshine. And that's just inside my house. haha

 

Seriously, when winter hits, I find myself staying inside a whole lot more. Partly because I hate the way people drive like morons whenever one snowflake hits the street. And partly because I am desperate to stay warm.

 

In our house, we make lots of fires in our family room's fireplace. I cuddle up under a blanket on my couch and read or watch TV. Or I drag my laptop over to there and do my writing in comfort.

 
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December 29, 2009

And boy, did I have a blast on release day. I have to say, having my book debut on 12/22 does make for a good distraction from Christmas craziness. LOL. And running around to different stores to sign stock also provided me for the opportunity to do a little book shopping for myself. Mwaaaaaahahahaha...*rubbing hands together evilly*

 

Anyway, I wish you and yours a super-happy holiday season!

 

Rhonda Stapleton

http://www.rhondastapleton.com

November 06, 2009

Let the countdown begin! My novel STUPID CUPID releases on December 22nd, just in time for Christmas! So, I'm kicking off my book launch contest. Here's what's up for grabs:

--a copy of Stupid Cupid, signed by yours truly

--a $30 bookstore gift card to the store of your choice

--a $30 iTunes gift card

--a $30 Starbucks gift card

That's a $100 value!

So, what do you have to do to enter this incredible contest? Simple--write me a horrible love poem. The more purple-prosed and nauseating, the better. 

Visit my blog HERE for more details, and be sure to spread the word. Thanks!

June 17, 2009

I Will Always Love You: My American Idol Experience
By Rhonda Stapleton

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a singer. I sang in the living room, amusing my family with my rendition of “Maniac” from the movie Flashdance. I sang in the car. I sang in school. I sang everywhere, and throughout my youth, continued to dream of the day I would appear on Kids Incorporated--or even better, Star Search, sweeping the competition with 5 stars from each judge and debuting with an album that would rise to platinum status after I sold a billion albums my first week. Yes, lofty dreams, indeed.

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