Rodney C. Johnson lives in Westbrook, Ct. with his two beagles, Zoey and Bentley, plus the family cat Gretchen. He enjoys reading and writing. He considers himself a “Foodie”. His love of Science Fiction was driven by Star Trek and Frank Herbert’s classic work DUNE.
In his free time, Rodney C. Johnson is an avid collector of books, new or used. Mostly Science Fiction books (Sci-Fi), but he will read anything, provided it catches his interest. It's not about the genre - it is about if the author paints a vivid picture with his words.
When did you first start writing?
Around ten or eleven. Star Trek fan fiction with my friend Charlie. These fan fics, which did not feature Kirk or Spock are where the Falcanians would first appear. I even have a letter from Majel Barrett-Roddenberry explaining the canon standing of Star Trek fiction and why Pocket Books did not take unsolicited manuscripts regarding Star Trek. That this writing did not end up as part of the (none canonical) Star Trek mythology is probably a good thing as it let me take what my friend and I thought up into a completely different direction.
Who are your favorite authors?
Frank Herbert, and James Clavell. There's a great deal of DUNE and Shogun in my work. Also both have had a huge influence on my style.