New Series from Rhonda McKnight

Book One

Homeless!

Lenise Reid never thought that would be her story.

Widowed with a baby, Lenise was making it work as a single mother until a fraudulent transaction wipes out her balance at the bank leaving her with no money. Living paycheck to paycheck takes on new meaning as her world is turned upside down, and she ends up sleeping in her car.

Cole Bennett’s first date with Lenise was all he needed to know she was a woman he wanted to pursue, so when she ghosts him, he goes on a mission to find out why. What he finds is a woman so wounded that even in her most desperate state she struggles with his charity.

Cole has more to give than Lenise knows how to receive. Will past hurt keep her from accepting the most precious gift God has to offer?

Order at links below:

Rhonda’s Amazon page for all titles and paperback version https://www.amazon.com/~/e/B002C1UUZK

All She Wants https://books2read.com/u/boDdWa

All He Needs https://books2read.com/u/b5keXG

All They Need https://books2read.com/u/b5vw2O

How’s That Book Coming?

We Are Halfway Through 2016! 

Please Note Dates Have Changed.

It’s never too late to get started writing your book or in some cases finishing it. I’m back with classes and guess what? You still have time to finish strong in 2016!!!

I’m teaching the following classes:

Getting Started – Monday, July 25th  (Free with the purchase of at least 3 other classes.

Creating Emotionally Dynamic Characters and Unskewing Point of View – Monday, August 1st

Building A Plot That Won’t Crumble – Monday, August 8th

Publishing and Marketing: The Basics and Some MoreSaturday, August 13th – 5 pm – 7 pm  (Please note this is the only class that’s not on a Monday night.)

Dialogue: It’s Not Just Talk and Heart-thumping Description – Monday, August 22nd

Revision and Self-Editing for Fiction Writers – Monday, August 29th

Class beings at 8 pm and we’ll go until 10 pm EST. All classes will be delivered online.

Each course is priced at $35. Take the entire program for $150. This program is normally priced at $225, but I know you need to go on a vacation too. Payment plan available with 50% deposit.

Registration deadline for full cycle July 22nd!

Bonus -Be added to a private Facebook Group where I’ll be available to support you after the last class ends.

Add-ons available for participants who take at least 3 of the 5 classes as follows:

  • 5,000 word critique of your project – $50 (discounted 50%)
  • 45 minute coaching session $35 (full price $100)
  • Both critique and coaching session $75
  • Full Manuscript Evaluation – 40% off

A description of these services available at my website. Add-ons must be paid by August 13th.

What You’ll Need

A computer or phone

A writing sample (not required)

A few hours outside of class to work on exercises

A great attitude and a desire to learn

Email me at rhondamcknight@gmail.com with the list of the classes you would like to take and I’ll invoice you. After payment, I’ll send a registration form and homework.

 

Beyonce Is Forever…

Sooo, there is a story circulating about a young lady who announced on social media that she is getting evicted. She spent her rent money on Beyonce tickets. She said “Shelter comes and goes, but Beyonce is forever.” Interesting value system there, but in the spirit of not judging her choice, maybe her mama moved her around a lot as a child. Maybe shelter does come and go.

As a child my character Samaria Jacobs grew up like that. Her mother moved around a lot because of evictions and it had some pretty damaging effects. In An Inconvenient Friend deceitful diva, Samaria Jacobs, plots to get close to her lover’s wife in order to get inside information about his troubled marriage. What she doesn’t expect to find is the one thing she’s never had…a friend. Available at Amazon, B&N, BAM, iBooks and through your local bookseller.

An Inconvenient Friend

Here’s a link to the story.

I went to a strip club

Powerful testimony. Where should you be going? Where might Jesus send you if you said, “I’ll go.”

strip clubA while back I was asked by a group of pastor’s wives to go with them to strip clubs.

That sentence alone sounds strange. But hang with me.

At first I was a little hesitant. And not for reasons you might think.

I love people. Especially ones who are broken; it’s part of my calling. But, given what I’ve walked through, I know how fragile broken people can be.

And I know how insensitive the church can be.

And I was uneasy.

But, these weren’t just any pastors wives.

They had a vision.

One that longed to love on women that society had thrown aside.

It reminded me a lot of Jesus.

So, I jumped on it.

Their plan was to visit these clubs once a month to deliver a meal and gift baskets. I joined them the first night and I’ll be honest, I had NO IDEA what to expect.

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Simply Thankful

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Are you?

I believe you are grateful. And God is generous with His grace. Taking the time to reflect on the combination of grace and a gratitude could open the door for peace and abundant blessings. Simply Thankful is a keepsake journal to record life’s blessings and your personal prayerful reflections.

Available Now at Amazon.com as a part of my ministry A Faith Worth Living.

Fiction Workshop

LogoYou Said 2016 Was The Year For You…

You set a goal on December 31, 2015 before midnight struck and ushered in Sweet 2016. This year is the year that you are going to finish the book you’ve been writing. I know about that New Years Eve promise. I made it to myself for fifteen years. You may have taken my “Getting Started” class in late January and you may have even been waiting for me to teach some more to keep you moving along. I’m back with classes and guess what? It’s early May. You still have time to finish strong.

I’ll be offering the following:

Creating Emotionally Dynamic Characters and Unskewing Point of View – Monday, May 9th

Building A Plot That Won’t Crumble – Monday, May 16th

Dialogue: It’s Not Just Talk and Heart-thumping Description – Monday, May 23rd

Revision and Self-Editing for Fiction Writers – Monday, June 6th

Publishing and Marketing: The Basics and Some More – Monday, June 13th

Class beings at 8 pm and we’ll go until 10 pm EST. All classes will be delivered online

Each course is priced at the low price of $30 each or 2/$50. You can register for all five classes for $120. This program is normally priced at $225.

Add-ons available for participants who take at least 3 of the 5 classes as follows:

  • 5,000 word critique of your project – $50 (discounted 50%)
  • 45 minute coaching session $35 (full price $100)
  • Both critique and coaching session $75
  • Full Manuscript Evaluation – 40% off

A description of all these services are on my website. Add-ons must be paid by May 30th.
What You’ll Need

A computer or phone

A writing sample (not required)

A few hours outside of class to work on exercises

A great attitude and a desire to learn

Complete the Registration form or email me at rhondamcknight@gmail.com with your questions. I’ll invoice you and send you your homework.

Homework, you ask? There will be lots. You will be writing. I will help you finish strong! #sweet2016

Why aren’t you watching Underground?

So this was said… “The enslaved lived these lives of inhumane horror so that you can sit in your living room or bedroom each Wednesday at 10 p.m. and watch television. You can go get your bowl of popcorn or sit with your phone in your hand and live tweet to friends. You can post your outrage on Facebook. All in comfort. All because they took it all on. For you. For all of us.” – Piper Huguley

Piper Huguley

12924591_1292654777415820_7618641586492328670_nOk. I’ve been quiet about it long enough. Now, here comes the question. Why aren’t you watching Underground? My sincere apologies to those of you who do not get WGNA to watch it—June and the DVDs will be here soon.  However, for the rest of you, I hope that you use the comments to post your answer. Call it market research on my part as a historical fiction author who writes about African American characters. I’m also asking because I really want to know.

Underground is not a “slave movie”.  I’m a little weary of people saying that they are tired of seeing “slave movies”. I do not count Django because Tarantino made it (don’t get me started on him). Twelve years a Slave is relatively recent but that was released years ago now.  So unless you have the old Roots miniseries on a continuous loop (and I sympathize if you wish…

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Righteous Ways

righteous_waysSamaria Jacobs would be living a platinum life as the wife of successful music producer, Mekhi Johnson, that is if she weren’t on her way to prison. Samaria’s always been a bit of a Grinch, but this year she feels like she has absolutely nothing to be grateful for. Will the desperate situation of an old friend make her examine her life at its lowest moment and find that even in her fear, shame, and sorrow that God has given her with the capacity to love?

Coming Dec 18, 2015 Pre-order today.

 

Give A Little Love by Rhonda McKnight

My Christmas novella: Give A Little Love is available for purchase. It’s in e-book format available for your Kindle/Nook and at Smashwords for $2.99.

Brooke Jordan thought her Christmas was going to be boring, particularly since she’s stuck working in Montego Bay, Jamaica, instead of home in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her family. Paradise isn’t paradise when you’re not where you want to be, but this Christmas is anything but uneventful. Three airplanes land on the island and Brooke finds herself in exchanges that cause love, temptation, and HATE to surface.

Marcus Thompson has pain in his past, but he’s decided it’s time to try love again. A widowed orphan from a wealthy family, he’s alienated from his grandfather and wants a family of his own. His feelings for Brooke can’t be denied, but she won’t give him a chance to prove he’s not the playboy she thinks he is.

Though she finds Marcus tempting, Brooke is determined to get off the island without falling for his charms. The two people she trusted the most betrayed her in the worse way, and she isn’t prepared to risk love again. But when her worst enemy stands on her doorstep needing the generosity that has always been a part of Brooke’s character, she begins to question who she is and what she’s allowed heartbreak to do to her. Will she let   anger and hate take over and turn her into someone else? Or will she find that even in her pain, she has the capacity to give?

Write It Right Fiction Writer’s Workshop

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Fiction Writers Workshop – Saturday, November 9, 2013

“Writing it Right” featuring author, Rhonda McKnight, is an intensive workshop designed around the three essential building blocks of fiction (goal, motivation and conflict), character development and story structure. The combination of critical story elements and structure helps writers create strong plots and compelling characters. The other critical elements of fiction will also be introduced.

Rhonda McKnight is the author of the Black Expressions Top 20 bestseller, A Woman’s Revenge (Mar 2013), What Kind of Fool (Feb 2012), An Inconvenient Friend (Aug 2010), Secrets and Lies (Dec 2009) and Breaking All the Rules (Oct 2013). She was a 2010 nominee for the African-American Literary Award in the categories of Best Christian Fiction Novel and Best Anthology. She was the winner of the 2010 Emma Award for Favorite Debut Author and the 2009 Shades of Romance Award for Best Christian Fiction Novel. Originally from a small, coastal town in New Jersey, she’s called Atlanta, Georgia home for fifteen years. Visit her at www.rhondamcknight.net and www.facebook.com/booksbyrhonda and follow her on Twitter @rhondamcknight

Registration:

Workshop is $65

Registration ends November 3, 2013.

Limited number of slots available.

Register by Paypal at www.rhondamcknight.net/content/registration  or request a registration form by email and pay by United States Postal money order (please make contact in advance for this option).

Time: 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location:

EmmausRoadMissionaryBaptistChurch

3725 Flat Shoals Road

College Park, Georgia 30349

Contact Info:

Rhonda McKnight

rhondamcknight@gmail.com

Rhonda McKnight

P.O. Box 825

Ellenwood, Georgia  30294

* No onsite registration.