Rodney Evans

Biography

Rodney Evans is a retired Coast Guard officer. After a fantastic career in saving lives, law enforcement and homeland security, Rodney has a lot of stories to tell. He's is a strong advocate for reading and children's issues.

He is the author of a humorous and inspirational 'How To' Collection for young readers on building courage and solving their problems. Each book in the Magical Flatulent Pumpkin series is a unique experience, guaranteed to draw them in, keep them laughing and leave them inspired.

Rodney was born September 11, 1966 in Gulfport, MS. He enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve in 1987 and earned a B.S. in Finance in 1993. However, 9/11 changed his professional direction and Rodney went from civilian professional to full time solider.

Rodney currently resides in Winchester, VA with his wonderful wife, children and dog, Buddy. He currently enjoys writing to educate and entertain young minds.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up less than a mile from a beautiful white sand beach. When I was six my aunt and I walked to the beach every day before sunset. We'd play in the sand, walk on the islands and collect sea shells.

Much of the writing I do today is from the emotional perspective of that six-year old on the beach watching the setting sun and listening to the waves as his imagination runs wild.
When did you first start writing?
The force of family will power got me writing. At dinner one evening I told a joke I'd made up on the spot, which somehow caused my wife and son to end up rolling on the floor laughing. Encouraged, I fabricated an entire story on the spot and the giggles continued. They family kept urging me to write that story. Eventually I did.

That's how I got started a few years ago.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Rodney Evans online


Books

Gone With the Wind lite
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Price: Free! Words: 4,330. Language: American English. Published: September 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Totally unpredictable and heartwarming story! Something has gone horribly wrong. The teacher didn’t come back from lunch break. The kids discover that all of the adults in town are gone! Did it have something to do with the strange noises? You'll laugh and smile when you see the determination of one young person trigger the entire town's appreciation for growing up, having fun & living life.
The Fart WHO Came to Dinner lite
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Price: Free! Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
The most gracious, fun and hardworking person in the world turns out to be a ten-year old boy with a teensy problem. He’s so much fun all the children want to play with him. He’s so polite and respectful all the adults want him as their child. Why can’t he hear one very special thing about him? And why doesn’t he care? Find out how he wins everyone over and makes them smile, without even trying.
Gone With the Wind
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Series: The Flatulent Pumpkin, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,160. Language: American English. Published: September 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Cars
Totally unpredictable heartwarming story! Something has gone horribly wrong. The teacher didn’t come back from lunch break. The kids discover that all of the adults in town are gone! Did it have something to do with the strange noises? You’ll laugh and smile when you see the determination of a young person trigger the entire town’s appreciation for growing up, having fun and living life.
The Fart WHO Came to Dinner
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Series: The Flatulent Pumpkin, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,680. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
The most gracious, fun & hardworking person in the world turns out to be a ten-year old boy with a teensy problem. He’s so much fun all the children want to play with him. He’s so polite & respectful all the adults want him as their child. Why can’t he hear one very special thing about him? And why doesn’t he care? Find out how he wins everyone over & makes them smile, without even trying.
The Flatulent Pumpkin
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Series: The Flatulent Pumpkin, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
The first book in the series! Ten year old J.J. and the townspeople witness the strange and unpredictable farting of a gigantic, magical pumpkin. Curiosity turns to excitement when all of a sudden the pumpkin POPS! & J.J. disappears! Who will help J.J.? And what will the pumpkin do next? Learn and laugh as this innocent vegetable transforms life in Darlinia- one fart at a time.
The Case of the Plucked Chicken
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Series: The Flatulent Pumpkin, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,670. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
This lighthearted lesson in courage is wrapped within a story about the role chicken plays in our lives. In a faraway magical land, plucked chickens start appearing in everyone’s kitchen. What they do will blow you away! The Sheriff must man-up before everyone in town catches chick-a-lunacy or that dreaded rooster-run-a-phobia. One of the funniest stories you'll ever read!

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