Orsayor: Thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself and your background?
Rhonda: I’m a divorced, single mama to two children. Well one is grown, but you know he’s still my kid. My youngest is 9 going on 39. I grew up in New Jersey, but I’ve lived in the Atlanta area for almost 18 years. I’m a sold out to Jesus die-hard Christian and everything else in my life comes from that core place. I also have a really spoiled toy dog that barks at everything.
Orsayor: How long on average does it take you to write a book?
Rhonda: It depends on the length. If I didn’t work full-time I think I could write a book in two months. A novella maybe a month or so, so double or even triple that and that’s how long it’s taking these days.
Orsayor: Do you ever get Writer’s Block?
Rhonda: Nah, I get lazy though.
Orsayor: What literary character (from any of your books) is most like you?
Rhonda: Hmmm…I don’t think I’m like any of my characters. If I had to say someone it might be Brooke Jordan from Give A Little Love. I haven’t experienced the kind of betrayal she had to endure, but I’d like to believe I’d get to the same place she arrived at by the end of the story.
Orsayor: Which actor/actress would you like to see playing the lead character from your most recent book?
Rhonda: My most recent release is Live A Little and it’s the second story in the Jordan Family series. Live A Little is the story of Raine Still and Gage Jordan, a grieving woman and an injured soldier, whose chance meeting on a cold winter night saves one of their lives. Sounds interesting, right?
So, for Raine Still, the actress may be a little young, but since black don’t crack I’ll say Jurnee Smollett. If I was going for an actress closer to her age, I’d say Kerry Washington might be a better choice. The character is 34. As for the man, I want Idris Elba to be all my heroes, but he’s a little old for Gage Jordan, so let’s see…Derek Luke. He’s a hottie.
Orsayor: What is your favorite motivational phrase?
Rhonda: It’s a scripture actually. Proverbs 18:16 “A man’s gift makes room for him and brings him before the great.” That’s one of many scriptures that keep me in my purpose.
Orsayor: What advice would you give to your younger self?
Rhonda: Don’t eat that, girl.
Orsayor: Is there one question above all else that you don’t want to answer about yourself? What is the question?
Rhonda: What’s my greatest fear?
Orsayor: How can readers discover more about you and you work?
Rhonda: I love to connect with readers on social media, so join me, please.
Amazon Author Page: amazon.com/author/rhondamcknight Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/rhondamcknight
Book Links: (* American, UK, etc.) Live A Little
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Even as she pursued degrees in Textile Technology, Organizational Leadership and finally, Adult Education, Rhonda McKnight’s love for books and desire to write stories was always in the back of her mind and in the forefront of her heart. Rhonda loves reading and writing stories that touch the heart of women through complex plots and interesting characters in crisis. She writes from the comfort of her Atlanta home with black tea, Lays potato chips and chocolate on hand. At her feet sits a snappy mixed breed toy dog.
She can be reached at her website at www.rhondamcknight and on social media at www.facebook.com/booksbyrhonda and www.twitter.com/rhondamcknight and www.blackchristianreads.com where she has joined with nine other Christian fiction authors to introduce her stories to the world.