About Rhonda R Eichman:
Rhonda Eichman is a lifetime resident of Kansas and received her education at St. Mary of the Plains College in Dodge City. She offers an authentic view of life on the Kansas prairie where she lives. As a history buff, she can relate unique historical culture to create fiction that is entertaining and features life’s lessons through her character’s actions. She is the author of articles in Kansas Country Magazine and several technical materials and grants. She lives with her husband, Ray, in Seward County Kansas.
What inspires you to write?
I write historical Christian fiction. I have a unique way of weaving my fictional characters around a historical event to create believable stories of faith and purpose.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
Vikki Kestell, Marie Benedict, CA Mackenzie
Tell us about your writing process.
I begin each morning editing previous work and try to add some marketing before I break. I do a paragraph style outline when an idea hits and file it for future use. I write around historical events that have meaning for me. I believe our country was built by faithful pioneers who settled the frontier with sheer strength and will based on their faithful beliefs.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
My writing process begins with a short paragraph style outline and I build my story referring back to the outline. I often change the outline as my story progresses. I read my work aloud as I edit, which catches more errors than silent reading.
What advice would you give other writers?
Don't wait to write, get going no matter what age you are. I wrote my first novel after I retired from a lifetime of meaningless office work. My second novel is in final edits now with my traditional publisher and I'm working on the third.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I finished my first book one year after I retired and sent it to traditional Christian publishers. I got a response 90 days out and signed a contract after I completed my first rewrites and edits for the publisher.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
It will always be changing and modifying as readers change and modify their lives. People will always want to read. It's the format that will keep moving on to the next mode of operation.
What genres do you write?: Christian Fiction
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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