Cover photo: Me circa 1966
Photo credit: Mom
Joni Rodgers is a critically acclaimed novelist, #1 NYT bestselling ghostwriter, and EGOT collaborator whose client list includes Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony winners, cultural change agents, style icons, and everyday people living extraordinary lives. Known industry-wide for her top-drawer talent, dedication to deadline, and holistic collaborative style, Joni specializes in high-end memoirs and literary fiction.
“Joni Rodgers lives, loves, and writes without a safety net... a mix of Molly Ivins' blowsy wit and Anna Quindlen's suburban logic.”
“This talented author knows how to bring pen and ink people to flesh and blood fulfillment.”
“Rodgers' strength is her knack for realistic characters and a womanly wise laugh-through-tears appreciation of life.”
Kudos from Critics
"Rodgers lives, loves, and writes without a safety net... a mix of Molly Ivins' blowsy wit and Anna Quindlen's suburban logic." Entertainment Weekly
B & N Discover Award finalist
"Rodgers loads up a tight posse of friends and lovers for a rolicking ride through feminist sensibilities and the old sexual politics." Billings Gazette
"Sweet, sad, and often funny, Sugarland has all the elements of a classic country song, saliently including the courage of everyday people in tough situations." Booklist
Amazon #1 Suspense bestseller
"A topical thriller with a political edge... a spine-tingling game of cat and mouse set in the middle of an American tragedy." Bookbub
"Not your mama's cozy mystery... a hilarious homage to the great hardboiled detective fiction of yesteryear." Amazon
Fiction Center "Must Read" list
"The slings and arrows of the writing life... Joni Rodgers isn't afraid to go there, and she makes it fun." BTO
Kudos from Clients
"My dream book team traveled with me through the looking glass and back. Joni Rodgers helped me find my voice and held my hand through the chaos."
#1 NYT Bestseller
"Special thanks to my creative collaborator Joni Rodgers. I enjoyed our late night bonding sessions."
"I'm so glad my editor recommended Joni Rodgers to be my book Sherpa. Joni made gorgeous cream pies out of my curds and whey. An enormously talented writer, a wonderful friend."
"Joni Rodgers, my stalwart Sherpa and friend throughout the writing process, helped me build a vehicle for my vision and opened my eyes to what I'm capable of on my own."
"Behold, the STICKY-GRID MOJO, without which we would have been lost. You were able to wrap your head around a project that has seemed insurmountable to us for ten years. ...We could never thank you enough for your guidance, your organization, your help, and most of all, your patience and your friendship."
"Joni, you are amazing. You made this a pleasure for me and a great gift for readers all over the world."
"Joni Rodgers, you are the light in the dark room I was in. Thank you for hearing and helping me with my story. The grid is real!"
"I wanted to find a ghostwriter to help me say what I wanted to say clearly and honestly. I believe God plopped Joni Rodgers in my lap on purpose. She never missed a deadline, laughed at all my jokes, and became a member of my family, someone I trust implicitly."
BOOK CLUB FAVORITE
"This book could never have seen the light of day without Joni Rodgers, who is so much more than plot whisperer. She patiently pulls threads and builds trust to help authors like me dig a little deeper, even when it is painful to do so."
"Joni Rodgers, if I could write like you, I would have the words to tell you that your genius vision turned black and white into Technicolor, amusement into hilarity, touching into heartbreaking, and a very interesting life into a literary page-turner. You promised to be my Sherpa on this climb. You have also been my friend."
BOOK CLUB FAVORITE
"Joni Rodgers is the midwife to Hannah’s War—with a bit of the witch in her as well. She created a magical cocoon by the ocean."
"Joni Rodgers is a talented, compassionate writer with an uncanny ability to see connections between anecdotes and ideas. She really listened to me, then used my memories and message to create a beautifully woven tapestry of emotion, science, history, and meaning."