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    New Witches of Whispering Pines Feature

    Whispering Pines Gazette. The Official Newspaper of Whispering Pines, TX

    I tried something new for my email subscribers yesterday and it seemed to be a big hit. Yay! I’ll be adding this as a semi-regular feature in my emails. If you’ve read and enjoyed any of my Witches of Whispering Pines books, I think you’ll enjoy this added bonus for signing up to my email list. Want a sneak peek? Here’s the news I sent from The Whispering Pines Gazette, the newspaper for my fictional town of Whispering Pines, TX. Breaking: Have You Seen This Woman? by Frank Devlin, editor-in-chief Twenty-six-year-old Amanda Weaver has been reported missing by her traveling companion. The Whispering Pines Police Chief, Evan Cooper, provided the…

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    April Book News (2021)

    Magic. Mischief. Mayhem. Rhonda Hopkins

    I haven’t really blogged much recently and removed a ton of old posts that no longer fit with what I’m writing. But, I’ve decided to start doing regular posts to let you know what I’m working on and what you can expect coming up. I hope you enjoy the updates, starting with my April Book News. IN PROGRESS My current main project is, of course, my Witches of  Whispering Pines series. If you haven’t read it, it’s a young adult paranormal cozy mystery series. It’s fun and light-hearted with some quirky characters – especially Grandma Ruby. I have such a great time writing her! The first book in the series,…

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    A Writer’s Plan: NaNoWriMo Nov. 2019

    A crest topped with a viking's helmet. The four quadrants house a cup of coffee, computer, pens, and a printer. Text says NaNoWriMo

    Every November thousands of writers decide to forgo their normal lives in order to write a novel in a month. Crazy, right? Probably. But, also inspirational and challenging. National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo as it’s referred to is a great way to get words written. One can let go of the infernal internal editor and just write. The manuscript can always be cleaned up afterward. But, hitting that goal of at least 50,000 words written in one month is exhilarating. I’m participating again this year with a goal of 50K words. But, I’ll be writing two novellas and beginning the first book in a new series. The first novella…

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    New Website, New Logo, and a New Direction

    Crow atop a glowing lamp in a dark forest. Text reads Rhonda Hopkins, Finding Light Within the Darkness

    Hello all! It’s been a long while since I posted anything. But, I have some exciting news to share. I have a new website, new logo, and a new direction for my writing. After a year of stops and starts, I have finally managed to create a brand new website from the ground up. My old one really needed help. I love the new look and my tagline: Finding light within the darkness… No matter what genre I write, including the dark stuff, I enjoy finding the hope and light within my characters and story. I try to leave my readers with hope and good feelings, even though they may…