Australian Bushfire update

17 Jan 2020 – We have had some rain overnight, but the fires are not out yet. To date, 28 people have died, more than 1500 homes have been destroyed and over 400 million animals have been killed. Over 10 million acres of land and forest have been burnt so far.

If you would like to help here are a few options to consider:

1.  The Red Cross in Australia is helping survivors recover. You can find out more here: https://www.redcross.org.au/campaigns/donation-selection

2.  If you would like to help fellow Australian Author Mirren Hogan, who has lost her home in the Australian bushfire crisis, please go to: https://au.gofundme.com/f/support-mirren-hogan-amp-family-after-fire

3.  I am a Wombassador for the Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary, if you would like to learn more, or donate to help save injured wombats, please go to: https://sleepyburrows.com.au/

Rhonda was raised in Bega, New South Wales; a small dairy town near the east coast of Australia. She spent most of her youth barefoot and tanned roaming the farms and beaches in the region and developing a love of plants, animals and nature itself. After school, she moved to Canberra to work and study and still lives there with her family and her pet chooks.

Rhonda is a member of the Australia Society of Authors and has worked as a technical writer for over ten years.

“A good story teller takes slivers of imagination and fragments of memory and pieces them together to create a beautiful, distorted mirror.”


You will notice throughout this website and in her books that Rhonda uses Australian English spelling. There are also a few Australian slang words. For those of you unused to Australia’s strange vernacular, there is a translation page on this website that will be updated from time to time.

Filigree Rings and other Fae things is an urban fantasy set in Australia. It is the first novel in the Filigree and Fire series with two more books and several short stories planned. If you like paranormal crime and dark faerie tales, you will love Filigree Rings and Other Fae Things.

The second book in the series, Filigree Rings and Sky-Blue Wings, was released as a paperback and an e-book on 10 December 2018.

Book three is in progress and will be released sometime in 2020.

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