Rhonda LeJeune- Author

Rhonda LeJeune- Author I recently found a love for writing, and I look forward to sharing my stories and poetry with the world.

11/27/2023

This Saturday! Come see me in Mamou!

2-5:30 at the Mou Latte outdoor Christmas market event

11/13/2023

☃️If all goes as planned, I'll be at two events coming up in December.

🗓 Dec. 2 in Mamou for the Christmas market event

🗓Dec. 9 at the Library Fest in Ville Platte.

I will have copies of The Crazy Cat from Ville Platte available for $10. I will run this sale price until the end of this year. The original price is $15.

📣 Get your copy now. 📣

06/05/2023

If you are interested in purchasing one of my books, please message me. 😊

04/19/2023

🔴Save the date🔴
🗓May 20 (9AM-1PM)🗓
📚Ville Platte Public Library📚
👩‍💻Author Fest
💁‍♀️I'll have copies of my books available for purchase.

🗓Saturday (4/1/23)☕Hundredfold Coffee in Ville Platte🕘9AM-2PM📚I'll be selling copies of my books under the canopy area. ...
04/01/2023

🗓Saturday (4/1/23)
☕Hundredfold Coffee in Ville Platte
🕘9AM-2PM
📚I'll be selling copies of my books under the canopy area.
😊Hope to see you there!

I'll be at HundredFold Coffee next Saturday with copies of both books for sell.  I hope to see you all there! Spread the...
03/25/2023

I'll be at HundredFold Coffee next Saturday with copies of both books for sell. I hope to see you all there! Spread the word.

Hundredfold Coffee in Ville Platte from 9-2

🥰Come see me at Hundredfold Coffee on February 11🥰 I'll have copies of both of my books for sale. ☕📚
01/22/2023

🥰Come see me at Hundredfold Coffee on February 11🥰 I'll have copies of both of my books for sale.
☕📚

12/27/2022

Merry Christmas

I know I'm a couple of days late, but if anyone is still looking for a unique gift for anyone, I have copies of "The Crazy Cat from Ville Platte" available for immediate purchase.

12/05/2022

I was planning on going to the Eunice Depot Museum on Saturday, December 10, but I was told that I can't go due to a book contract they have with another author. 😥😥
I will be in Mamou on Sunday, December 11, so come see me there! 🎅🎄🎁
If anyone has any suggestions on where I may be able to set up to sell on Saturday, that would be great. 😊

I'll be at the Museum as well.  Hope to see yall there🎅❤
11/20/2022

I'll be at the Museum as well. Hope to see yall there🎅❤

Just got a text…guess who’s coming to visit the Eunice Depot Museum on December 10th from 10:00-12:00!

10/30/2022

I'm excited to announce that I have a few events coming up.

🇺🇸November 11 (Veteran's Day) I've been invited to Sacred Heart Elementary as a guest author. I'll be reading my two books to the children.

📚November 19 (Library Fest) I'll have a booth and I'll be selling copies of my books at the Evangeline Parish Library in Ville Platte.

🗓Sometime in late November: Date TBA: I'll be in Eunice at the Museum on Hwy 13. I was invited by Mrs. Judy Young. I'll share details once we have everything planned.

Hope to see you at the Library Fest!

📚 If you have my book and love it, please go to Amazon, search for the book, and leave a rating and/or comment. 📣 If you...
09/18/2022

📚 If you have my book and love it, please go to Amazon, search for the book, and leave a rating and/or comment. 📣

If you know anyone who lives out of town that may want one, it is available on Amazon😊😊

I'd really appreciate that! 🥰

09/05/2022

According to Amazon, my books will arrive around September 13. 😁 I am so excited. I can't wait for everyone to see the finished product. If you commented that you wanted one, I'll be in touch shortly after I receive them.

The day has finally come! The Crazy Cat from Ville Platte is now available on Amazon. If possible,  please purchase it d...
08/28/2022

The day has finally come! The Crazy Cat from Ville Platte is now available on Amazon. If possible, please purchase it directly from me or one the illustrators. We appreciate your interest in our work. 🐈

07/18/2022

I'll be at this event on Saturday. I'll be reading my book and there will be an activity for children to complete based on my book. I'll also have copies of my book for sell. Please come out and see me at the LSUE Cajun Prairie Authors Expo.

Read below for more information.

Authors from across Acadiana will converge on the LSU Eunice Mumphrey Center on Saturday, July 23rd, for the First Annual Cajun Prairie Authors Expo! Programming for the event will include three different areas: “Children’s,” “Readers,” and “Writers.” This is a FREE, interactive event for the whole family! We will have a morning session (9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon) and an afternoon session (1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.), with a break from 12:00-1:00 for lunch. Everyone is welcome to either or both sessions.
Children will get to listen to children’s authors read from their works, followed by fun crafts based on the book. There will also be an opportunity for kids to create their own books! We are proud to host such a family-friendly, interactive event!
For “Readers,” we will have local authors reading excerpts from their own books. These will be followed by Question & Answer sessions, where you will have a chance to interact with the authors.
Are you a writer? Or, ever thought about becoming one? We will have several classes on the Writing Craft, from “Show vs. Tell,” to “Writing the 5 Senses,” to TWO sessions (morning and afternoon) on “Publishing Your Work.” There will be lots of seasoned authors to help you on your writer’s journey to publication. We’ll even sponsor a writing contest for attendees!
The authors will have tables set up in the Mumphrey Center, giving attendees a chance to meet and chat with them throughout the day, as well as have authors sign their books! We will also have opportunities to take pictures with your favorite authors, all for FREE!
This is an event that is wholesome, educational, fun for the whole family, and FREE. It is LSU Eunice’s way of saying “Thank you!” to the people of this area. Please join us for the fun and excitement!

07/15/2022

The following is a post from a few years ago:

Here is a poem. A few days ago, the phrase "somewhere today" kept coming into my mind. It was relentless and didn't stop until I got it out, so here it is. Excuse the errors that it may have in grammar, punctuation, etc.

I hope you enjoy it and can find the two lessons that are intertwined within this poem.

Somewhere today
Somewhere today a relationship came to an end in a cold, unwelcoming courtroom.
Somewhere today a young man got down on one knee in front of a small crowd of loved ones to propose to his high school sweetheart.

Somewhere today a mother buried her child and doesn’t know how she will ever begin to mend her broken heart.
Somewhere today a young mother wept tears of joy as she held her newborn in her hands for the first time.

Somewhere today a family watched as firefighters tried to combat a raging fire that was destroying the only home they’d ever known.
Somewhere today a family is sleeping in their new home for the first time as they become accustomed to an array of new and exciting smells from all of the new materials.

Somewhere today a teenager has decided that she’s done with school and has made the decision not to return no matter what her parents think.
Somewhere today a teenager is celebrating with his proud parents as they buy everything that he’s going to need for his dorm room in the fall.

Somewhere today a veteran is waking up only to find out that he has lost the function of his legs.
Somewhere today a grandmother cheered on her grandbaby as the baby took her first few steps.

Somewhere today a man left his house so he could have few peaceful minutes to get a clear mind away from all of the chaos within those four walls.
Somewhere today a husband rushed home from work, so that he could relax in the only place where he finds peace.

Somewhere today a young woman decided that she was done with religion, God, and faith.
Somewhere today an older gentleman turned away from his atheist ways and decided to dedicate the rest of his life to following Christ.

Somewhere today a loving human being took his last breath on a cold hospital table as doctors tried to save him.

Somewhere tomorrow a young woman will have eyes to see for the first time in her life.
Somewhere tomorrow a burn victim will have new skin to cover a burn that had scarred him for life.

Somewhere tomorrow these things will happen because somewhere today a loving human left this world, but not before he helped others one last time.

04/10/2022

Thanks to everyone who came out to Hundredfold Coffee's Market today!
I sold 19 books! I am ecstatic❤
My hometown really showed up and showed me and all of the other vendors much love. Supporting small businesses and local artists, growers, crafters, etc. is what it's all about.

Just a reminder:Moncus Park in LafayetteSaturday from 8 to 12Come buy a book from me($12), I'll be under the Writer's Gu...
03/26/2022

Just a reminder:
Moncus Park in Lafayette
Saturday from 8 to 12
Come buy a book from me($12), I'll be under the Writer's Guild of Acadiana's tent. 😊
Please share❤

02/19/2022
02/19/2022

I had to write a 500 word story that included the phrase, "Why do I always do that?" Here is a rough draft of the story that I will use for the competition. Please help me to come up with a title for this short, fictional work. Thank you.

I can’t remember how long I’ve been here. Weeks, months, years? The people here are nice enough, but I don’t get to spend very much time with them. Most of my days are spent in my private compartment where I just sit there thinking about the family that I once lived with. I just keep waiting for them to come through those gray doors that squeak each time someone comes through, but so far, no luck.
Each time I hear the door squeak, my head quickly darts towards it, and I think, “Finally, they’ve come to their senses and have returned for me.” Why do I always do that? It only results in disappointment when I realize that it’s one of the shelter volunteers. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the meals and the daily walks, but it is so ridiculously boring in this place. And loud. The yelping and barking never stop. And the smell. Let’s not even talk about the smell. The mixture of p**p and disinfectant is the stuff of nightmares.
I must have gotten sleepy after lunch today, because before I knew it, I was having that dream again. The one where I’m in the country next to this farmhouse. I can see humans enjoying a picnic in their backyard. And I’m there with them. The youngest child keeps passing me bits and pieces of hot dog, and I’m okay with that, when suddenly I notice a rabbit near the fence line, and I just bolted towards it. Someone starts yelling my name, “Rex, come back. Rex, come on, boy.”
The voice gets farther away, and then all of a sudden, I’m startled awake by someone saying. “Rex, get up, boy, we are going to the park today. Today might be your lucky day. Someone may adopt you, but first let’s get you cleaned up.”
I didn’t understand any of that except for the last part…cleaned up..that meant bath time..bath time meant peanut butter and crunchy biscuits time..bring it on.
The bath went as expected. Rinse. Lather. Rinse. Shake. Repeat.
After the bath, the worker put a blue bow tie around my neck. I thought this was ridiculous, but couldn’t tell her as much, and she seemed pleased about it, so I left it alone.
When we walked outside, there was a van backed up with empty cages in it. I didn’t like what was going on here, but I trusted these humans, so I went along.
When we arrived at our destination, I recognized it. It was the park that I once visited with my old family. Maybe they’d be here. Maybe they’d take me with them this time.
The volunteers set me and the other shelter dogs up in a little grassy area under an Oak Tree. One by one they were all taken. I was losing hope, but then I spotted the little boy walking towards me. “Mom. Dad. I want that one. The one with the blue bow tie.”

01/11/2022

I'm so excited to announce that my cousin, Becky LaTour, and I will be self publishing "The crazy cat from Ville Platte". She is currently working on illustrations, and then I'll work on formatting. We look forward to getting this project out to the world🌎

I love to write.
11/16/2021

I love to write.

Halloween has put me in the mood to write something creepy. 👻🤡🧟‍♀️ I need a scary character, a spooky place, and a dilem...
11/01/2021

Halloween has put me in the mood to write something creepy. 👻🤡🧟‍♀️ I need a scary character, a spooky place, and a dilemma.

Comment your ideas below 👇

I'll try to create a poem with a combination of your ideas.

09/19/2021

Thanks to everyone who shared my post about needing an illustrator. I have a few people who are working on sample pics for the story. I'll be selecting one of them by the end of the week. Thanks again for connecting me with some pretty amazing artists.

I'm looking for a local artist who can illustrate my latest creation. I am looking at submitting the work to the UL Pres...
09/14/2021

I'm looking for a local artist who can illustrate my latest creation. I am looking at submitting the work to the UL Press Publication company, but before I do that, I need someone to draw a couple of sample pics to submit with the story. I'm willing to go 50/50 on royalties. I'd like someone who knows the Ville Platte area, as the children's book does make reference to many places here in town.

I'm currently reading "The Wrong Family".  What are you reading?
07/16/2021

I'm currently reading "The Wrong Family". What are you reading?

06/29/2021

My story about the cat is almost done. I am having the most difficult time creating a two-line ending. I may need to get some assistance.

The story is about a cat from Ville Platte that eats so much that he becomes immobile... it does end well for him, but I'm having a problem wrapping it up...lol

Who thinks they can help?

I'll post the story in a little bit.

06/28/2021

I haven't written in a while, but I decided to write a little story about a crazy cat from Ville Platte. Currently working on it...will share details with you all when I'm done.

05/02/2021

It has definitely been a while since I had the desire to write, but I have put something together. This comes just in time for Mother's Day.
A poem dedicated to all of us without our mamas on Mother’s Day
Mother’s day without mama
It’s a day at the beach without the sound of the lapping waves.
It’s a campfire without the s’mores.
It’s a rainstorm without the rainbow afterwards.
It’s a westward drive without the iconic sunset ahead of us.
It’s an empty church on a Sunday morning.
It’s a heart… a broken one…
It’s a home… an empty one... one without a mother’s presence.
It’s a tear falling over the cheek when remembering is all that is left...

04/17/2021

A rainy day Haiku poem:
Rain, Rain, Go Away.
We will need another arc.
Wet paws..muddy shoes.

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