Rhonda was born and raised in northern Minnesota and now resides in Colorado.She is a restitution advocate for a District Attorney's Office by day, author by night, avid reader, writer, and lover of words. Her greatest joy, however, is her family. Her writing career began at the tender age of four when she began writing on the knotty pine walls of the family home. She has five published novels: The Inheritance, a contemporary fiction stand-alone; Shear Madness, Shear Deception, and Shear Malice, the first three in the Melanie Hogan Mysteries; and Finding Abby, book one in the Whispering Pines Romantic Suspense series. Her current WIP is a nonfiction book on finding joy through gratitude. She can be found at her online home at


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Shear Madness

Melanie Hogan, owner of beauty salon, A Cut Above, in Birch Haven, Minnesota has lived a mundane, routine, and all too ordinary life. When she makes the decision to add some spontaneity to her life, it just may be the last decision she ever makes, teaching her an important lesson: Be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it. And she does. Velma Johnson, the town busy body, keels over in Melanie’s stylist chair just as she’s about to reveal a secret to Melanie. Details emerge around Velma’s death, pointing to Melanie as the killer, and she enlists the help of her best friends and business partners, Claire Davis and Jack Dancy, to find the real killer. It’s a race against time as Melanie tries to solve the puzzle before the killer silences her. Permanently.