Rhonda Jackson Joseph


Rhonda Jackson Joseph has always been an avid, equal opportunity reader. One of her early forays into writing was during junior high school when she produced numerous romance short stories in which she and her best girlfriends were the heroines. She found that romance writing came rather natural to her.

Her focus shifted toward horror writing when the elevated hormone levels in her body during pregnancy brought on terrifying nightmares during the scant hours she could find sleep. The dreams demanded to be placed on paper, and she hoped they would then be exorcised. To no avail, as they never completely disappeared. In fact, they multiplied.

In 2007, Rhonda began working with Whispers Publishing as an editor, and most recently served as the Editor-in-Chief. Currently, she is the Managing Editor at Vinspire Publishing. She is also working on an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction at Seton Hill University and a member of the steering committee of the National Black Book Festival, an event that has drawn dozens of authors and hundreds of readers to Houston for the past five years.

Rhonda has placed several short works in both the horror and romance genres.

She currently lives in Texas with her husband and four children, where she continues to edit, write and read voraciously.

Please contact her at:
On Twitter: @rjacksonjoseph
On Facebook: Rhonda Jackson Joseph, Writer/Editor
P.O. Box 14804
Houston, Texas 77221-4804
(281) 704-4295

Where to find Rhonda Jackson Joseph online

Where to buy in print


Life and Love in Vivid Color
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,860. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2015 by Tea and a Tome Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Take a page from the heartwarming tales of ordinary people finding extraordinary loves as they love and live. Walk with Rosalind Davis as she realizes getting a chance at love later in life can be more than a bother. Come along with Eva Grant while she and Santos help one another heal from the death of her husband, his friend. Laugh at Melanie Durst navigating the dating scene with a relationship
The Act
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,230. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2013 by Tea and a Tome Publishing. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Romance, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Melanie Durst just about has her nest empty. However, the widowed mother of two grown up daughters soon finds herself the object of the girls’ matchmaking schemes. In an effort to waylay these actions, Melanie joins forces with a handsome regular customer in her store, Tyson Brown. What begins as a farce to get her daughters off her back ends up being the beginning of a beautiful relationship.
Call It What You Want
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 69,440. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012 by Tea and a Tome Publishing. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
Cishawn and Tonzell believe they can have a romance of convenience, with no strings attached. How do they think they can possibly achieve this with all the heat that burns between them?
A Dog or Something
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,550. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2012 by Tea and a Tome Publishing. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
Tisha Randall wants a boyfriend. When a likely specimen walks into her pet store to purchase “a dog or something”, Tisha nearly turns him away with her disdain for would be animal owners who neglected their charges. Upon further review, Tisha realizes the man had a different type of void in his life, very possibly the same one that afflicts her.

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