I was encouraged to write The Crop Duster’s Daughter, to give voice to my mom’s gutsy struggle to obtain her dream of flying, while living in a man’s world. My Mom truly helped pioneer the way for women’s rights to pursue any vocation of their choosing. She believed you could achieve whatever passion burned within you if you never gave up. To this day, female crop dusters are rare breed, but their path is easier due to the endeavors of my mother. I am the youngest of four children.
I had two older brothers and an older sister, but sadly we lost a brother and our sister along the way. Now it’s just my older brother, Ben and me. We grew up helping our parents with the crop dusting business. We were always up just before dawn. Mom or dad drove us to the farmers’ fields where we would ‘flag’ the fields to mark the ‘swaths’ so they knew where to spray. Now, they use automatic flags mounted on the airplane. Steve and Ben flagged the fields while my sister, Laurie took care of me while we waited in the pickup. Today, I live in Oklahoma and am happily married and pursuing a writing career. My daughter is married and blossoming into her own best. I have a grateful heart and my life is fulfilling and blessed.
I am availabe to help you with your project. I am a published author of two books; one is a memoir of my mother’s life as a crop duster, The Crop Duster's Daughter, and the other is a mystery-thriller novel, The Lottery Murders. Both books are available on Amazon and other popular sites. I was disabled in 2006 and since then have been writing books. I have a third novel in editing that will be available later this year. I spent my working life in advertising and marketing. I have worked as a sales manager in network and cable television, radio, newspaper print ads, online advertising, and billboards. I wrote the copy for all media content and produced the radio voice overs and television spots. I owned my own ad company, Help Me Rhonda Advertising and Marketing for two years.
I have written copy for network and cable television, radio with voice overs, print ads, layout, online advertising, and billboards. I know that sometimes 'less is more.' Billboards have to make a lasting impression with seven words or less. I am experienced with the creative process for writing both fiction and non-fiction books. I have gone through the grueling editing many times for my projects until the grammar is perfect. I've seen my projects through all the way to publication and placement on Amazon and other large retailers.
I will create your projects and see them through to conclusion. I will get them done on time and within our agreed upon budget. I will give the same attention to grammar and content as I do with my own projects. You can trust me to meet your deadlines.
Experienced copywriter in television, radio, print ads, online advertising, and billboards.
Experienced meeting deadlines and budget friendly, punctual with our meetings.
Experienced and published author. I can write your memoir, e-book, or novel.
Attention to grammar and content, and answer emails within 24 hours
Collaborator, editing, able to work with a team, and autonomously.
Me at a book signing.
Mom in front of her favorite plane.
Rhonda with Ralph Carlson who was like a second dad
Mom crop spraying a field
Mom and her airplane.
An Article about My Mom working on the plane as an A&E Mechanic
My mother on her wedding day
Close up of the picture on the Article
My mom in the later years
My mom when she was in college
My grandparents on both sides, mom and Steve and Ben.
Me in a B-17G Bomber, Sentimental Journey.
one of the airplanes my mom built
My mom's farmhouse painting.
My Mother and My Aunt Anna (my mother's sister)
One of the Airplanes my mother built
Me sitting on our porch in our farm house
Our dog, Sniffles, My brother, Ben on the horse, then me in front, Laurie and my brother Steve.