Rhonda K. Gatlin’s heart and soul is firmly planted in the south. Rhonda was born in Tampa, Florida, attended high school in Montgomery, Alabama, received her Bachelor of Science from Auburn University, and her master’s in literary arts from Lesley College. She stayed in the south to teach elementary children for 14 years. Rhonda moved to Boulder City, Nevada, in 1989 where she resides with her husband Chris. Rhonda retired after teaching an additional 25 years at Andrew J. Mitchell Elementary School in Boulder City. In 2016, Rhonda received the American Graduate Champion award from Las Vegas Public Broadcasting System for her active role in making a difference with children through tutoring and reading aloud in elementary schools.

To set up an interview, reading, signing, or for information regarding Aggie’s Purple Hands please contact Rhonda K. Gatlin at rhondakgatlin@gmail.com

Read Rhonda's Books

It’s summertime in Alabama and that means Aggie and her family are on the way to Papa and Granny’s house. Aggie is finally old enough to help pick scuppernong grapes and make scuppernong jelly! But making jelly is hard work. There are lessons to be learned, grapes, to be mashed, and grape hulls to be scraped. Little Aggie soon gets more than she’s bargained for when her hands suddenly turn purple! Will they stay purple forever? Read along with Aggie and find out!

Aggie's Purple Hands

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