Rod Whyte


Rod Whyte (1961 - ) is Australian born and has had a number of short stories published, as well as two non-fiction books, one about Centrelink (Australia's Social Security Agency) which attracted national television and print exposure and set the author on a roller-coaster of media and public interest which ultimately led to him providing assistance to welfare recipients all over Australia. He was officially nominated for Australian of the Year two years running for his work in assisting those Australians who were in desperate need of help.

His latest book 'Is it Weird in Here or is it Just Me?: A Real-Time and First-Hand Account of Depression for Families, Friends and Carers' is a raw, sometimes humorous account of depression written while the author was hospitalised with depression. It's essential reading for any carer and gives essential information and tips to carers, ultimately uncovering and exposing the tricks that depression uses to trap its victims.

Rod continues to write and is putting together a compilation of already published short stories, as well as adding just a few more. Keep a look out for 'Life Inside a Vegemite Jar' coming mid-year.

Rod has a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and a Masters Degree in Social Policy. He lives with his partner and two adorable boxers.


This member has not published any books.