Born in Brantford, Ontario, Rhonda has lived on Vancouver Island since 1971 and has a BFA from the University of Victoria. From 1990 to 2000 she operated Reference West (co-founded with her late husband, Chares Lillard), publishing more than 100 chapbooks of poetry and short fiction by Canadian writers. She has worked as an editor, publisher, bookseller, and consultant. Her poetry titles include Bearings (Brick Books, 1985), Interpreting Silence (Beach Holme, 1994), and Weather Report (Beach Holme, 2000). A chapbook from Leaf Press, And roll from me like water, appeared in 2006, and a teen novel, She Loves You (Dundurn), in 2008. Her work is also in several anthologies, including Force Field: 77 Women Poets of British Columbia (Mother Tongue, 2013). She reads widely and voraciously but can barely keep up with her TLS subscription and Netflix has added another layer of complexity to her waking hours.