So Much Going on Join Me in the Fun

May 17th, 2009

Welcome Readers and Fans.


This week like many of the recent weeks has been really busy. Podioracket is taking off and we are releasing an episode a week in May on top of last weeks mini episode for Nina Kimberley the Merciless by Christiana Ellis I have been swamped. But having a lot of fun helping Christiana with her push to sell her novel at its release. This unfortuanaily has run into a snag. So please keep checking back get it as soon as you can and until then it is also available as a FREE, COMPLETE pdf version, which you can download here: Nina Kimberly the Merciless PDF. Tell a Freind! Oh heck, Tell two friends.

Get your news up dates at!





This week is also busy. Join me for a special show about 2.0 up coming changes fetureing Chris Miller the guy behind the sceens at


Then Emerian Rich the author of Night’s Knights and  Sweet Dreams, Mistress of the dark and founder of  is going to join me to close the show. She is a fascinating author and is about to publish Night’s Knight in print. The show will start at 8:00 pm PST May 18, 2009. Call-in Number: (347) 996-3319 call in and ask Emerian questions about her work.


 Wednesday we release a new episode in which I interview Mark Eller author of Traitor, Book 1 of The Turner Chronicles and James D. Priest author of the Family friendly release on of Kirins The Spell of No’an. Make sure to get the new release at


The rest of the week I will be getting some word on pages for When Eithers Descend and booking some more interviews for both podioracket and blogtalk episodes.


Remember that there are a couple of weeks left in the May contest on  Go on over and Meet the Characters and click participate on contest number 8.



Talk next week!

Rhonda R Carpenter

New Blogtalkradio Show Coming at You!

May 11th, 2009

PodioRacket’s next Blog Talk Radio Show will air Thursday May 14th 2:30 pm PST. Two great interviews David Hitt and Mike Luoma, contest, news and a tip on networking from David Lee Summers with a special guest helping us wrap up the show; Jack Hosley the master mind behind Wander Radio 109.9 Almost on your Radio Dial will join us live to talk about podcasting and well, anything else that comes up. His show always makes me laugh and I am truly thrilled he agreed to come on the show. So tune in and join us on Blog Talk Radio this Thursday.  

I was also the guest on Behind the Mike Last week follow the link to hear almost an hour with Joel and Sharron on past life regression. Interesting stuff!

More Next Week! 


The Mark of a Druid Hits 50,000 Downloads!

April 26th, 2009

Welcome Readers,

I was shocked when I looked at the stats this week. Pleasantly shocked! Overall downloads had hit 50,000. I never thought when I put the book out in this manner that I would ever have so many downloads. Thank You, to all the Readers for downloading, commenting and Rating and Reviewing. Please keep telling your friends and spreading the word.

This has been a super busy week with Have you heard that one of the characters from my book was nominated for the position of Champion for Podioracket against the Nina Kimberley and her barbarian horde?

What is this all about?

Christiana Ellis the Author of Nina Kimberley the Merciless  is about to go to print with Dragon Moon Press and her character, Nina Kimberly the Merciless has decided that all in the pod-o-sphere shall surrender to her. Podioracket among others are now in the resistance and is seeking a champion. Vote for King Brian Boru! Take the survey and declare your loyalty!

Website update! The new site is growing like crazy. Thank you to all the new members and I will be announcing the winners of the sing up contest # 7 very soon.

When Ethers Descend: the second book of The Mark of a Druid series is coming along.

Got Insight Blog over at Will be posting a new free session. It is It is completely free for download. Gain Self Esteem, Increase Focus and receive the gift of answers from your infinite wisdom!

Until next time, take care!

Keep Writing, I Know I Will!

Rhonda R. Carpenter

BlogTalkRadio~Podioracket~Horroraddicts~a new short!

April 19th, 2009

Oh it is me!

Oh it is me!


Blog Talk Radio~Podioracket~Horroraddicts~a new short~and more! OMG!


There is so much happening with me that it is hard to get it all in. The new book, When Ethers Descend, is coming along. You can subscribe here listen and comment. The first is Michele Rogers interview on Dark Matters and then there is an extra 10 minutes of why we went blog talk too. A Big Thank You to Dr. Sally Witt for helped me get it all going. I really believe and I think Heather agrees that this is a mostly untapped audience for We are very excited! You can find out more on April 20, 2009 when Heather and I will be on blogtalkradio, Monday noon Pacific three Eastern time, talking about Podioracket. We would love to have some callers from Podiobooks. It is a good way to spread the word about your book on the air with a proven audience. Come and call into the show and talk to us!


After the show with Sally, Podioracket will be releasing the second episode for BlogTalkRadio at 8:30 pm PST. In this episode we interview authors Philippa Ballantine and Patrick McLean. We have new contest announcements, a tip from Emerian Rich, and the news.


At this week I am uploading the completed version of Sometimes Enough is Enough, a scary, but realistic short that was done for the coming season 3 of Look for the audio to be featured at the end of season 3 and there is a contest associated with it and it will be posted here when the contest kickes off. The Wicked Women Writes strike again.


The Mark of a Druid hit 50,000 downloads this week on Itunes! Wooowhoooo! And I want to say a big thank you to all of the people who have left such nice and helpful comments there and at or blogged about the book. You are the people that make it all the hard work worth it. Thank you!


The new site for the book is coming along. Go sing up and enter the contest, leave a question or comment for a character. More characters are coming this week.



Heather and I are so pleased that we have been invited to be one of the voices for We will be starting a feed there by invitation of Evo Terra. No tips in these it is just for the listener! But you can always get the tips on the regular feed at and soon on the Tips page. We are currently looking for a player so we can give the tips alone to the and other authors out there. So in the next few weeks we will make this happen!


Now off to write the Got Insight Blog for this week will be about reaching out to others.


Keep writing I know I will!

Rhonda R Carpenter

What is happening now? Can you keep up?

April 9th, 2009

Welcome Readers!

I have been swamped with editing for Episode 3 just went live and there was a great interview with Michael McGee author of The Theater of the Midnight Sun! Love his sense of humor and I had a wonderful time interviewing him. There is also an article on Public Domain from David Grizzly Smith and a tip from E.G. Talbot author of New World Orders and Intercast Season One. The podcast has been approved by Itunes and you can subscribe there or rss it on the site. We want your feedback so please leave a review, comment rate the show and tell your friends.

Hey all you authors out there we need to unit against Nina Kimberly the Merciless. Talk to your characters. We need a champion for our opposing force unless that is you plan on surrendering your fans and freedom on the Internet to the adolescent barbarian horde and allow to pledge your feelty to Nina Kimberly. We at PodioRacket are preparing to meet with her Scribe Christiana Ellis and will be updating you on the pending invasion. Join the cause @podioracket on Twitter. Or send us a confidential communication at

I have also been working on the new book website It is coming along and while it is not all up yet it is growing daily. I invite you all to go over and register for the new site. There will be a new contest announced on the 13th.

If that is not enough to keep me busy I am preparing for the next season Wicked Women Writers contest. More on that later as it goes live in Season 3!

Now off to work on the site for a while thanks for keeping up!

Rhonda R Carpenter

What is New with Rhonda Carpenter

April 5th, 2009

What is New with Rhonda Carpenter


Update on what has been happing in the world of Rhonda Carpenter the writer. Things have been rolling along at a very fast clip. The new site for The Mark of a Druid is live and while it is not complete I thought it was better to take it live now then make everyone wait. So you will all get to see it grow as I get to filling in all the blanks and building the pages. Register now so you can play in the contests and talk to the characters as it all goes live.


This will be a slow process with all of the things I am involved in, but stick with me this proves to be a fun. The site will be growing every week from here on out and as the next book is completed it too will be housed here as a podcast and in other formats.


Summer 2009 I am dedicated to getting The Mark of a Druid available in other media formats such as PDF, E-book (on this site), I-Touch. I will be making announcements as these formats become available.   

I am also dedicated to writing the next book, When Ethers Descend, and begin Podcasting the book this winter.


My new project I have joined forces with Heather Roulo the author of, Fractured Horizon, available on Podioracket is an informational podcast for We are giving upcoming, new and present authors a quick hitting format to find out what it is coming out, completing, works. We are also covering the contests and news about those authors. We invite you to enjoy the 2 episodes that are currently available.


While doing this project I am getting to have wonderful and informative interviews with authors who are on While PodioRacket is a fast hitting show some of these interviews run longer than we can use in the podcast. These are fascinating discussions with Authors. Here is one of the longer full interviews I had with author of, The Fox, Arlene Radasky. A portion of this interview will also be in an upcoming show on podioracket.


Have a great week everyone!

Rhonda R Carpenter Episode 01 is Available!

March 18th, 2009

Its out!

The first episode of is now available.  Listen to it online. It is just over 17 minutes long:

or download it: Episode 1.

See the Show Notes for additional information mentioned in the show as well as links, videos, and credits.

This posting includes an audio/video/photo media file: Download Now is LIVE! What are you sticking in your ears?

March 13th, 2009

Dear authors, upcoming authors and their devoted fans,

We’re announcing, a podcast dedicated to authors and their releases.  We want to be the natural place people go for your announcements, promotional events, tips, and to hear the first interviews as novels debut on

We have a rough cut of our first episode, but there’s still time to add a few timely announcements.  We’ll also accept your input for future episodes (releasing roughly every two weeks but it will depend on the number of interviews and releases on the calendar.)

Help us raise a racket about you and  Here’s what we’re looking for:

1)      Interviews with new authors:  This is the core of the show- speak to listeners and get them to give your book a try as it comes out.  See our site for submission guidelines. We’ll time your interviews close to your release date so you build a buzz.

2)      Announcements: News on awards, contests, timely promotions, and publishing announcements from all authors.  Let us know what’s happening with you!  We’ll stockpile these.

3)      Tips: We’d love to have the voices of experienced authors as part of the show.  Send us an audio clip with your advice to future writers and podcasters and we’ll play it.  Keep the tip less than 2 minutes. Send us an email with your tip idea first so that we don’t get duplicates:

4)      Completed authors: We want to hear from you when you start, but we also want to acknowledge the completion of a book.  Stay in touch, let us know when your book completes and join in the racket!

We hope you love this idea as much as we do.  Check us out, ask us questions, follow us on twitter @podioracket, and let’s all work together to let listeners know more about the people making happen.


Heather Roulo

Rhonda R. Carpenter

Wonderful! The Mark of a Druid Made #17

February 22nd, 2009

Photo by Henry Diltz

Welcome Readers!

Mathew Wayne Selznick, the author of Brave Men Run, has been tracking authors for the last couple of months. If you would like to read his blog post check his site at I enjoy Mathew’s perspective on social networking and dig that he is so inventive, not only as a writer but as a podcaster, musician and DIY media guru. I actually attended a house concert he held on a short few weeks ago! It was so much fun.

The book made the number 17 slot for the Top 20 Podiobooks on And my dear friend Arlene Radasky author of The Fox Made the 19 slot! Among the other top podiobook authors I feel sure the only reason we made the list is because of the timing of the study, but I don’t care it is really cool to see my name right up there with the big folks of podcasting. Like Scott Sigler, Mur Lafferty, Jalal al-Din Rumi, Matthew Wayne Selznick, Bill DeSmedt, Tee Morris, Philippa Ballantine, Seth Harwood, Leslie Ann Moore, Mark Jeffrey, Joe Cottonwood. Congratulations to everyone who made this top twenty list.

This week will be the last posting of The Mark of Druid podcast so look for it to hit late in the week. The audio book is out there in full so please go listen and leave a comment and rate the book where ever you listen.

This blog is changing scheduled and will now come out every other week. So write to you all in two weeks!

Remember to enter The Mark of a Druid 2009 Contest in the 2009 Contest Series at. This Contest winners will be announced On March 5, 2009 the weekly blog on the book site blog to enter and win the next round! The new website should be up in the next 4 weeks! It is all about Twitter follow me at @rhondacarpenter. And a huge thank you to Trucker Rich for his fabulous interview! See it at His Blog!

Keep Writing, I know I will!

Rhonda R. Carpenter

Stick this on your to-do-list 02-17-09 Join me live on Blogtalk!

February 16th, 2009

Have you always been interested in doing what I do? Do you think you have what it takes? Tomorrow 2-17-09 at Behind The Mike airs LIVE each week on Tuesday at 9:00 PM EST 6:00 PM PST on !

This looks to be a fun and exciting interview. Joel from Behind the Mike has been looking forward to this for over a few months. I am looking forward to questions about the book and about my business. Come join us. Call in and talk to Joel and I personally. I believe I will be doing readings too.

Join us on Blogtalk Radio!

Hear you there!