Great news!

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Donkey on the rail

Why is there a picture of a donkey on this blog right after Preakness ’16? Because I have good news that’s donkey-related, regarding — drum roll, please — my fiction debut!

My short story “On Like Donkey Kong” was accepted for the upcoming Sisters in Crime Guppies chapter anthology titled FISH OUT OF WATER.

It will be my first publication for fiction.

No release date has been set yet. My acceptance email said our editor Ramona DeFelice Long will begin working with us in June.

I’ve taken courses with Ramona and look forward to her recommendations and guidance. In the weeks since I submitted the story, I’ve also edited it to read aloud at events, so I suspect I already know what she may suggest I cut.

“On Like Donkey Kong” is about a scorned wife and the new scandalous couple all meeting at a small town tradition – what could possibly go wrong? 🙂 The story is set in the world of my mystery novel, a fictional rural Kentucky county on the fringe of Kentucky’s horse country.

I’ll have more information when I learn more.

Thank you so much for your support, patience, and encouragement!


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  • Jamie K. Schmidt
    May 24, 2016

    Congratulations, Rhonda! That’s fantastic! Can’t wait for it to come out!

    • rhond7
      May 24, 2016

      Thanks, Jamie! I’m so psyched! Thank you so much for your support and encouragement. This. Might. Be. Happening! Yay! #MuppetFlail

  • Marian Lanouette
    May 25, 2016

    Awesome news, Rhonda. BIG CONGRATULATIONS!

    • rhond7
      May 25, 2016

      Thanks bunches, Marian! 🙂 🙂

  • Fran
    May 26, 2016

    Congratulations, Rhonda! That’s great news! But what is donkey kong? Is that like King Kong with long ears?

    • rhond7
      May 26, 2016

      🙂 Hi, Fran! “On like Donkey Kong” is a reference to an old video game, but it’s a slang phrase for “It’s on” or “Game on!” Thanks for the congratulations! 🙂