tcrpic2Tonya Rice – Author
Gatekeeper of Front Porch, Sweet Tea and A Pile of Books and Goosepimply All Over

Born and raised in the South. Writer, wife, mom, MFA grad, lover of iced tea – without raspberries or peaches, thank you very much.

I love books, especially Southern literature, British literature, historical fiction, and memoirs. Let’s hook up on Goodreads.

The front porch picture above is of my beloved porch and the best rocking chairs in the world on the Main Building at Hollins University, overlooking the gorgeous Front Quad. It’s where the office of admissions is located, the classic Green Drawing Room where many wonderful speaking engagements have been, and was also once my dorm home.

When I’m not writing or reading, I’m happy watching classic movies, spending time with my family, running, weightlifting, swinging at a driving range, doing some home decorating, watching Steelers football, or pinning. 

Looking for a story? Check out my books page!

For even more info about me and a free book, stop by

Thanks for visiting!

5 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi, Tonya. You messaged me a few months ago and have read my blog. I apologize for the delay in my response, but I want you to know your message really encouraged me to continue writing my Nurturing Literacy blog. It is very difficult during the school year because I’m just super busy. However, I’ve decided to retire this year and hope to have a lot more time to pursue my writing. I enjoy your blog and feel like we have a lot in common. Thank you so much for your support. Let’s keep in touch.


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