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.

Books by this Author

Pucker Up
Flirting with Disaster
Stupid Cupid

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Semper Fudge

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. I'd love to be really, really good at something. Like, killer good at billiards, or playing poker or something. As it is, I'm really lame at those things.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. I severely regret many of the hairstyle choices I made in the 80s and 90s. If you've seen any of the pics on my blog or Facebook, you'll understand why.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Probably my LOUD VOICE, haha.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Earning my Master's degree, for sure. That was killer hard, but so worth 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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