As a child, Rhonda Herrington Bulmer was a voracious reader, a lover of fantasy, fairy tales and happy endings.
She began her first novel at age 15, a romantic sleuth story which was loved by the author but rejected by publishers. Despite encouragement from editors to persevere, her desire to write languished in a drawer, along with that first manuscript.
Born and raised in New Brunswick, Canada, Rhonda graduated from Durham College of Applied Arts and Technology in Oshawa, Ontario with a diploma in public relations in 1987.
Upon graduation, Rhonda practiced public relations in the Maritimes, and also worked in graphic design. Later, she offered freelance services at home while raising her three children. Later still, study with the Institute for Children’s Literature helped revive her adolescent writing dream.
Currently, she provides copywriting services to local businesses, submits general interest articles and columns, and recently self-published her first young adult novel, “Rachel’s Manifesto” (www.rachelsmanifesto.com). She is a member of the Professional Writers Association of Canada, Moncton chapter (www.monctonwriters.ca).
Rhonda lives in Moncton, New Brunswick with her husband and three children, where she can recite her favorite book, “Where the Wild Things Are,” by Maurice Sendak, from memory.