Biography

I’m Rhonda Merwarth (she/her). I spent 7 1/2 years as an acquisitions/developmental editor for Harlequin’s imprint Carina Press. I was a developmental editor for Hallmark Publishing for 4 1/2 years, as well. I worked with first-time authors, multi-published authors, and New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors. I edited numerous books that have gotten agents or publishing contracts, hit bestseller lists, and won or been nominated for various industry awards.

In addition to editing, I published a dozen novels in young adult and adult fiction with Simon & Schuster (Simon Pulse), Kensington, Penguin (Berkley), and Hallmark Publishing. My teen romance PROMPOSAL was selected as an American Library Association’s “Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers.”

I have a Master’s degree in English literature and a Bachelor’s degree in English, creative writing. I also taught college-level English composition for a few years.