Author Rhonda Stapleton Talks about Stupid Cupid
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Semper Fudge
Q. What do you regret most?
A. I severely regret many of the hairstyle choices I made in the 80s and 90s. If you've seen any of the pics on my blog or Facebook, you'll understand why.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Cyrano de Bergerac. I love this poor flawed hero who so desperately loves a woman, but she loves someone else. *girly sigh*
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. This is tough! It's like asking me to pick between my kids. But here are a few of my favs, just to give you an idea: "Head Over Heels" by Tears For Fears. "Linger" by the Cranberries. "Love Song" by the Cure. "Trouble" by Coldplay. "Place to Be" by Nick Drake.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Perfect happiness = me, a bar of Toblerone chocolate, a hunk of cheese and bread, and a delightful glass of wine out on a rolling green countryside. I now suspect I'm an old French man trapped in a woman's body. Attractive!
January 28, 2010I live in the Cleveland, Ohio area, which is super icky right now. Biting-cold air. Blustery, dirty snow. Rare glimpses of sunshine. And that's just inside my house. haha
Seriously, when winter hits, I find myself staying inside a whole lot more. Partly because I hate the way people drive like morons whenever one snowflake hits the street. And partly because I am desperate to stay warm.
In our house, we make lots of fires in our family room's fireplace. I cuddle up under a blanket on my couch and read or watch TV. Or I drag my laptop over to there and do my writing in comfort.
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December 29, 2009And boy, did I have a blast on release day. I have to say, having my book debut on 12/22 does make for a good distraction from Christmas craziness. LOL. And running around to different stores to sign stock also provided me for the opportunity to do a little book shopping for myself. Mwaaaaaahahahaha...*rubbing hands together evilly*
Anyway, I wish you and yours a super-happy holiday season!
November 06, 2009Let the countdown begin! My novel STUPID CUPID releases on December 22nd, just in time for Christmas! So, I'm kicking off my book launch contest. Here's what's up for grabs:
--a copy of Stupid Cupid, signed by yours truly
--a $30 bookstore gift card to the store of your choice
--a $30 iTunes gift card
--a $30 Starbucks gift card
That's a $100 value!
So, what do you have to do to enter this incredible contest? Simple--write me a horrible love poem. The more purple-prosed and nauseating, the better.
Visit my blog HERE for more details, and be sure to spread the word. Thanks!
June 17, 2009I Will Always Love You: My American Idol Experience
By Rhonda Stapleton
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a singer. I sang in the living room, amusing my family with my rendition of “Maniac” from the movie Flashdance. I sang in the car. I sang in school. I sang everywhere, and throughout my youth, continued to dream of the day I would appear on Kids Incorporated--or even better, Star Search, sweeping the competition with 5 stars from each judge and debuting with an album that would rise to platinum status after I sold a billion albums my first week. Yes, lofty dreams, indeed.
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