Rhea Rhodan resides in Minnetonka, Minnesota and has been telling herself stories since long before she could write. She attended the University of Minnesota with a focus on Journalism, then Brown Institute for Broadcast Journalism. After many adventures, misadventures, and a couple of short marriages, she found the love of her life in Regensburg, Germany, and has been living happily ever after since.
She journaled those adventures extensively (some might say rabidly) beginning in middle school, but didn't combine her writing and her story-telling until several years ago, when one of them got out of hand. As she tells it, the story grabbed her by the throat and shook her like a rag doll until she had the entire thing written down. A full-length fantasy novel with a strong romantic element, it took over a year to write and edit. Although the bones of the story were good, Rhea felt she had more to learn about the craft of writing before it could be submitted to a publisher. While honing her skills (a delightfully never-ending task), she wrote a sequel to that story, and a third of another before writing and submitting her debut romance novel, Finding Grace, for publication. She is currently writing and editing up a storm in an effort to keep up with her muse.
Since childhood, her stories have always had a twist of magic or a touch of the paranormal. When asked why she chooses to write romance, she says, "Because I believe in happy endings. While there may be no guarantees in real life, there are certainly no real happy endings without considerable risk, effort, and faith, either. If you can't dream it, how can you expect to live it? I want to offer possibilities for others to dream it, so they, too, can experience this kind of fulfillment."