Rhonda McKnight

It is FOR and ABOUT authors. Here we shine the light on authors who we’ve read, reviewed and recommend to others. In this edition we are shining our light on another gifted author...

Rhonda McKnight is the author of the Black Expressions Top 20 bestseller An Inconvenient Friend (Aug 2010), Secrets and Lies (Dec 2009), and the highly anticipated sequel, What Kind of Fool (Feb 2012). She also contributed to an independent collaboration with Essence Bestselling authors Tiffany L. Warren and Sherri Lewis titled A Woman’s Revenge (Jun 2010). She was a 2010 nominee for the African-American Literary Award in the categories of Best Christian Fiction Novel and Best Anthology. She was the winner of the 2010 Emma Award for Favorite Debut Author and the 2009 Shades of Romance Award for Best Christian Fiction Novel. She’s a member of Faith Based Fiction Writers of Atlanta. Originally from a small, coastal town in New Jersey, she’s called Atlanta, Georgia home for thirteen years.


Words to live by... "Create what you want instead of accepting what you don't have." ~ Oprah

What is your greatest accomplishment? Wow, I had a hard time answering this one. I think it's going to be motherhood. My kids are amazing and they make me very proud to be their mother.

From my children I have learned...to trust my instincts.

Inspiration comes from...everywhere, especially at the eleven o'clock hour - the 11 a.m. Sunday sermon and 11 p.m. nightly news.

What is your favorite snack? Lays Potato Chips. Lord, help me.

Who’s your celebrity crush? Idris Elba. I am completely, hopelessly infatuated with him.

Pepsi or Coke? Coke; fountain from McDonald's please.

What is one thing every woman should have in her purse? A copy of one of my books of course. :)

People would be surprised to know that I’ve never … colored my hair.

If you could not make any changes but could relive one day in your life over again, what day would you choose? I'm way too much of a control freak for this question. I can't make changes? I'm thinking my birth.


“I enjoyed this book from cover to cover…I recommend ‘An Inconvenient Friend’ to readers of Christian fiction or inspirational fiction.” - APOOO Book Club

"The action is fast and the ending will make you say with ‘friends like these you don't need enemies.’ Must read!” – Deltareviewer

“I'm looking to purchase more from this author because I think she's a great writer.” – T. Brooks


“McKnight has written a very moving story…I applaud Ms. McKnight for having written a wonderful story. The story will generate wonderful dialog for any book club.” - APOOO Book Club

“I'm hooked on Rhonda McKnight. This new writer nailed it right out of the box. She gives readers a spiritual message, but doesn't hit you over the head with it.” - Pamela Samuels Young, author of Murder on the Down Low

"Secrets and Lies" is an easy but powerful read that can be read in one sitting. The pages will have you turning and not wanting to put it down. Kudos to Mrs. McKnight, she truly knocked this one out the park.” – Literary Wonders

For more information about Rhonda, please visit her at www.rhondamcknight.net


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