Five in Five with Rhonda Stapleton

Hi Everyone!  Are you ready for the weekend?  Me too.  And to lighten things up at the end of this week, we have with us the spectacularly gifted and talented Rhonda Stapleton, whose Stupid Cupid series was consolidated into one fantastic book that is three times the normal amount of sweet romance and laughs.  The new book is called STRUCK and it went on sale everywhere in December, 2011.  These books are seriously funny—I’ve read all of ‘em—and you should enjoy this week’s Five in Five.

Okay, here we go:

Whatcha’ Reading Now?

Oh, dude—I just picked DELIRIUM by Lauren Oliver to read. I’m very excited about it.

Yep. That was an excellent read. Okay, now for something everyone wants to know:  Frankenberry or Count Chocula?  *raises eyebrow* And why?

Count Chocula, because he’s the sexiest vampire I’ve ever seen…he gives me chocolate, and he never watches me sleep.

Haha.  Yes, I’d have to say I prefer him to Edward, but I think a lot of our WRN members would disagree with us.   Now with the all-important food/vampire question out of the way, onward.

So, if you were playing dodge ball, who would you want as your team captain—Genghis Khan or Attila the Hun?

I was going to choose Chuck Norris, but if I had to choose between your two ferocious options, I’d say Genghis Khan.

Ah…Chuck Norris would be a good choice, because he’s totally kick butt without the ruthlessness.  He’d be a great boss, which is a really artificial segue to the next question.

What was your worst job ever in 2,000 words or less?

HAH. Worst job ever. Okay, probably the one where I was a telemarketer for accidental death and dismemberment insurance. You know, if you lose one eye and one limb, you get like $5,000. But if you lose TWO eyes, or an eye and TWO limbs, you get like $10,000. What it really meant was everyone hated me, I got screamed at and hung up on, and I felt like a sleaze. I lasted a month.

Oh, so sorry you had to do that.  A bad job for sure.

Will you tell us one more random thing about yourself? And can you make it something kinda cool that not a lot of people already know? Please.

Ummmmmm…I auditioned for American Idol back in 2004. I sang Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain.” LOL. 

That. Is. Way. Cool.

Bonus:  If you could tag another author for a future Five in Five who would it be and what question would you ask them?

Amanda Brice! She’s a self-pubbed author and she’s a blast. I’d ask her what her favorite style of dance is and why (she danced for a long time).

Thanks so much Rhonda for stopping by and yakking with us.

Hey WRN’ers Rhonda’s randomness about the American Idol audition blew me away and so I had to ask her for details and she told me she blogged about it way back when in 2009 (actually earlier the first time.  If you’d like to read about it head here.

In addition to that site, you can find more info about Rhonda at this site for free-lance editing.  And, if you enjoy lighted-hearted romance she also has an funny adult romance novel —  SUPERZERO.

by Shel Delisle

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One Response to Five in Five with Rhonda Stapleton

  1. Rhonda I can so feel your pain. Among other things I was a secretary for neurologist. One of my duties was to transcribe her recorded notes. I used an original Mac–you know the one with the 4 inch screen. She loved to eat lunch while recording. Somehow lunch always included apples. 20 years later I still hear that crunch crunch crunch, mumble, mumble in my sleep.

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