Jeremy Rodden

Biography

I spent the first ten years of my professional life in retail sales, working my way up to store management positions in two different Fortune 500 retailers. Along the way, I managed to earn a BA in Religion and English Writing from La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA and an MA in Secondary Education from Holy Family University, also in Philadelphia.

After completing my Masters, I began teaching high school English. When my second son was born in May, 2010, however, my wife and I decided that it would be more prudent for me to be a stay-at-home dad, taking care of the new baby along with my first son, who was born in June, 2005. I have since had the challenge and pleasure of being a homemaker.

It was at this time that I finally grasped the stories that had been in my head since I was a teenager and wrangled them to paper. Toonopolis began as a silly interactive fiction game played with some real life and virtual friends. The game only lasted a few years but the world I had created and my characters never escaped my thoughts.

As a writer, I consider C.S. Lewis and Lewis Carroll as my strongest influences. They were able to create magical worlds that readers of all ages enjoy, which is exactly what I want to achieve with Toonopolis. It is a lofty goal, indeed, but the only goals that will invariably be unachievable are the ones that are not set.

Welcome to my world. I hope you have as much fun as I do.

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Where to buy in print


Books

The Myth of Mr. Mom - Real Stories by Real Stay-At-Home Dads
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,520. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011 by Portmanteau Press LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Parenting, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Fatherhood
(4.50)
The Myth of Mr. Mom is a collaborative non-fiction essay anthology written by stay-at-home dads that shares the personal stories of eight men from around the world.
Anchihiiroo - Origin of an Antihero
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,620. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2011 by Portmanteau Press LLC. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(3.75)
Anchihiiroo, the hero of Animetown in Toonopolis, had a tragic past yet still became a hero. This is his origin story.
Toonopolis: Gemini
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,480. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2011 by Portmanteau Press LLC. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(4.50)
Toonopolis is a cartoon world. Gemini is transported to this world and becomes a reluctant hero, striving to save Toonopolis from a shadowy figure.

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