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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Three Cheers--Ronda Hinrichsen

I've said before that one of the blessings of writing is the really great people it's brought into my life--one of those people is Ronda Hinrichsen. She and I presented at the same Enrichment night--I talked about writing books and she talked about the dozens of articles she'd written over the years. I think she was the one that thought up the idea of forming a writing group. As I came to get to know Ronda, I have been consistently impressed with the woman she is. She played the piano and teaches lessons, sings and teaches lessons, helps run their family farm, and currently serves as the Young Women's president in her ward. She has three kids, two of which are serving missions in Brazil right now and a radiant smile that she liberally applies to life. She's a steady woman, a hard working woman, and a woman who keeps her priorities and principles in the right place at all times. Therefore, it's exciting to see her attaining the goals she has worked toward for so many years.

Throughout the six years we've been in the same writing group, both of us have moved forward and experienced the ups and downs of the writing profession. This week has been a GREAT week for Ronda! She'd had a novel accepted last spring, and finally got the cover and release date this week. You can see it at her BLOG and it will be available in October. She also won first place in the League of Utah Writer's contest for her other book, Trapped--which is an AMAZING story. I can't wait to see what she comes up with next. There are so many not-so-great moments in a writing carreer, and it just thrills me that Ronda has been able to experinece so many of the golden moments this week.

It's exciting to see all the hard work beginning to pay off, and it's only the beginning--Ronda is both talented and persistent, two of the most important things any writer can have.

Way to go Ronda! I wish you the very best. Run over to her blog and give her a pat on the back, she totally deserves it.

7 comments:

Heather B. Moore said...

That's fantastic she won best novel! I have to leave the conference before the award ceremony. Go Ronda!

Ronda Hinrichsen said...

Um-uh-what can I say to that? Thank you so much, Josi. I, too, am truly grateful for your support, confidence in me, and oh-so-willing help. You are amazing.

Luisa Perkins said...

Awesome! I love to see the success of talented, hardworking people!

Rachelle said...

Way to go Ronda! Woot, woot! :)

L.T. Elliot said...

Congratulations, Rhonda!! Way to go, Josi for being such a great friend!

Rachelle said...

I just gave you an award on my blog, come on over and get it. :)

Julie Wright said...

Rhonda is awesome!! I agree!