Welcome! I’m Rhonda Brinkmann—novelist, writer, published author, technical and educational writer, freelancer, and editor. I wear a lot of hats! Growing up, I never knew I could make a living by writing. Now I am making my living that way…and some days I still don’t believe it. Click on the links below to learn more about my writing adventures.
I like to think I’m a friendly, people-oriented individual. For over a decade, I was a writer and editor with multiple Texas state agencies. I now own a freelance writing and editing business called Wordsmiths4u. In my role as freelance writer and editor, I work alone or in collaboration with other authors, writers, editors, and subject matter specialists.
Under the pen name Rosalee Richland, I coauthored a mystery series featuring Darla King, amateur sleuth and square dance caller. Find out more about the Darla King series by clicking on my Fiction tab.
I write and publish a tips series called Speed Rede: Tips to a Fuller Life. I hope the pamphlets will help people who are facing new chapters in their lives or searching for ways to begin a new adventure. Find out more about my Speed Rede series by clicking on my Nonfiction tab.
One of my favorite writing tasks is researching and describing regional live music, singer/songwriter performances, theater and arts events, and dancing opportunities. As a contributing writer to Examiner.com, I have a chance to let folks know what’s happening around the Brazos Valley of Texas so they can take advantage of the many opportunities for entertainment. Find out more about my examiner articles by clicking on my Nonfiction tab.
Both in my freelance career and in related positions, I have editorial experience covering a wide range of fields from technical reports to fiction manuscripts. In addition to creating my own fiction and nonfiction publications, I often collaborate with other authors to improve their material. Find out more about my editorial services and presentation topics by clicking on my Services tab.
I’ve been writing and making presentations about writing for years. As a part of the Texas Commission on the Arts statewide literature initiative, I was on call as a touring artist with the Austin Writers’ League (now Writers League of Texas) from 1994 to 1998. I continue to enjoy writing and working with writers, and am grateful I have the opportunity to make it my professional life.