Accompanied by various members of her family, Rhonda Carrier has snowmobiled in Lapland, bobsleighed in Jamaica, paraglided (or at least attempted to…) in the French Alps and ridden Europe's tallest, fastest rollercoaster, all in the name of a good story. She regularly writes on travel for publications as diverse as as National Geographic Traveller, Condé Nast Traveller, Easyjet Traveller, The Guardian, The Observer, Food and Travel, The Daily Mail and theFrenchPaper, and has written and edited travel and guide books for Rizzoli, Frommer's, Time Out, and Lonely Planet, among others.
Rhonda is also commissioning editor and main writer for TakeTheFamily.com and commissioning editor for the charity Kids in Museums, served as the family travel expert for P&O Ferries, has discussed family travel issues on Radio 4's Woman's Hour and other radio shows, appears as a guest editor at Dea Birkett's Travel Writing Workshops, and is a correspondent for the online travel community Jetsetter and a volunteer for the children's holiday charity CHICKS.
Rhonda has also written marketing copy for travel companies and institutions including Mark Warner, Atout France and Visit England. Additionally, she is an occasional translator (French into English), mainly of tourist and marketing materials, and a regular writer on the attractions of her native Manchester for Manchester International Festival marketing material. Her travel PR work includes a highly successful campaign for onefinestay and social media and press and parent relations for takethefamily.com.
Though between her family and her travels she has little time for creative writing, Rhonda writes occasional fiction that is largely inspired by her travels. Her first published short story, ‘St Wilgefortis Blues’, won the Jack Trevor Story Memorial Prize after appearing in Neonlit: the Time Out Book of New Writing II (Penguin) in 2000; other short fiction has appeared in Image magazine, the Time Out Book of London Short Stories (Penguin), The Flash (Social Disease), Paint a Vulgar Picture: Stories Inspired by the Smiths (Serpent’s Tail), '68: New Stories from Children of the Revolution (Salt Publishing), and The French Literary Review. She has also reviewed new books for Time Out magazine, assessed fiction and non-fiction manuscripts for the Cornerstones literary advisory for more than five years, and is a consultant on fiction plus travel, memoirs and other non-fiction for the publisher Gibson Square, including the best-selling works of Helena Frith-Powell.
Rhonda is represented by Diana Tyler (fiction) and Susan Smith (non fiction) of MBA Literary Agents