Bronze Solas Travel Tales Award

Rhonda is an award-winning travel writer. On March 22, 2023 Rhonda received a Bronze award in the Solas Travel Tales best of travel writing awards under the category, “Elder Travel,” with her story “From the Back of the Van.” It is not currently published but maybe in future books from Travel Tales.

Anthology Publications

Rhonda’s Nonfiction & Fiction in Seven Anthologies

  1. Real Women Write: Seeing through their Eyes, “Letter to our Insolent Server,” p. 35 and “Paying to Pee,” p. 86 by Story Circle Network, 2022
  2. Decades in Writing, Anthology #14; “Tuck Tail or Sail,” p. 99, Saturday Writers, 2021.
  3. Inside and Out: Women’s Truths, Women’s Stories, “From Ugly DucklingInside & Out book cover (3) to Howling Wolf,” by Story Circle Network, 2017 (page 98)
  4. Love is in the Air, “End of Island Life,” by Marfa House, 2017 (page 20)
  5. God Still Meets Needs, “Quiet Time,” edited by Mark Littleton, 2013
  6. Cuivre River Anthology VI, 10th Anniversary, Stories, Essays, Poetry, and Photography from Saturday Writers and Friends, 2012
    • 1st place for “At Home in Chester” in Saturday Writers’ Food & Travel short story contest (Sept. 29, 2012)
    • 3rd place for “Midnight Jaunt” in Saturday Writers’ Food & Travel short story contest (Sept. 29, 2012)
  7. True Words from Real Women, “From Ugly Duckling to Howling Wolf,” An Anthology of Life Writing by the Women of Story Circle Network, 2012

Rhonda Serves as Travel Columnist 

Texas Hill Country Culture, a regional lifestyle magazine

  1. Texas Hill Country Culture June 2019, pp. 18-19 Behind the Gates of San Miguel
  2. Texas Hill Country Culture July 2019, pp. 20-12 Traditional Turkish Bath 

Riverhill Living, a local lifestyle magazine 

  1. Riverhill Living Summer 2019, Your Path to Texas State Parks, pp. 16-17
  2. Riverhill Living Winter 2019, How to Avoid Medical Emergencies While Traveling, p. 22 
  3. Riverhill Living Fall 2018, Travel Tips on Journaling, p. 22
  4. Riverhill Living Summer 2018, Traveling with Kids Provides Opportunities for Learning, p. 24
  5. Riverhill Living Spring 2018, Packing Light and Tight for Budget Travel, p. 22.

Online Publication Locations

  1. Flash Fiction Magazine, “The City that Stole His Daughter”
  2. WOW! Women on Writing, “Finger Gone Rogue, Writing Gone Mute”
  3. Publications on Sheila Bender’s WritingItReal website for writers

Thanks to Sheila Bender, who provides special links to my work on her website, WritingItReal, which are reserved for members only.


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