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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
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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!

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Rhonda Stapleton
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Semper Fudge

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Well, I'm not physically symmetrical--one ear is higher than the other, and that bugs me because I wear glasses. But if we're talking personality flaws, I'd have to say my temper.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. A sense of humor (obviously) is number one. I also value kindness and forgiveness, especially when I leave my shoes all over the house or hog the blankets. My poor manpanion...

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Death. Spiders. Big dogs. Sewer grates. Falling out of an airplane. Being pushed off a cliff. Gee, paranoid much? haha

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. I think it would be so cool to be Catwoman. If I could rock an outfit like that, I'd be running around in it all day. People would be all, "'re that hot chick in the tight outfit." And I'd be like, "Yup. That's me. In the catsuit." Hm. That's kind of a shallow, lame choice, now that I think about it.

Author Voices

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

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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