Rod C. Spence
ROD C. SPENCE is the author of the War World series and has spent decades as a creative cog in that great machine called television. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, right? From the highs of 3 Emmy nominations as an editor on CBS's Survivor to a different kind of high on MTV's Jersey Shore, he's honed his storytelling skills on real people in unreal situations and has been blessed to work with some incredible people along the way.
And then there's the film obsession thing.
He loved filmmaking so much he chose to spend several decades writing screenplays in the motion picture business that many survivors have compared to getting steamrolled in a bed of broken glass… on a good day. Spence also chose to write screenplays in a multitude of film genres—a no-no according to one writer's agent… and the agent was probably right, although, because this agent also recommended Linda Seger's book, Making a Good Script Great, the agent is to be commended and hugged.
For the record, the genres Spence chose were fun to work in: High Noon, a remake of the 1952 classic (action), DIG (youth sports drama), Section Eight (comedy), Carny Princess (romantic/musical/thriller), Carville (period drama/romance), The Man Next Door (thriller), Truth Or Die (action), Fiend (supernatural thriller), Triple Threat (martial arts/action), and Maynard (family).
So what if he’s had to extract a few pieces of broken glass? It’s been a wild ride.
Spence has recently turned his attentions to completing his first novel. The evolution of War World was birthed from his love of science fiction thrillers by Michael Crichton and the fantasy novels of Tolkien and Terry Brooks. The story and characters expanded over time and what was once a single novel has grown to become a multi-book series. Drawing upon his years writing screenplays, Spence crafted a host of characters he believes readers will love to spend time with and in a world as complex as it is mysterious. War World’s cast may not be as crazy as those on the Jersey Shore but whether there is a Survivor amongst the high school students by series end… only time will tell.
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by Rod C. Spence
Jeremy Austin goes from high school junior to reclaiming a lost civilization on a distant planet—battling alien warriors, evil warlocks, rogue Knights and agents of the Shadow Lord while searching for his father's missing expedition on the planet closest to hell. School field trips shouldn't go through wormholes. When they do, you get a Technothriller for Young Adults… and their parents.
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