Rod Briault


Born in Brighton, the second of four children, I have two sisters and a brother. Our family remained in Sussex during our childhood despite a number of moves occasioned by my father's work. As adults, my sisters left the county, the eldest and her family moving to Scotland, my younger sister and her husband going to Lincolnshire. After leaving Haywards Heath County Grammar School, at the age of fifteen I began my working life in a stationers shop. Various 'career' moves later, regrettably none with any great ambition, saw me employed in the financial services sector where I finally felt I had found what was to be my niche, gaining the knowledge and experience I would later use when forced by unexpected redundancy into rethinking my objectives.

The shock of losing a job after ten years with my employer and the effects it had on me made me realise that I never wanted  to be placed in the same position a second time. In order to take more control over my working life I decided the best course of action was to become self-employed.

Having the knowledge and experience combining credit/risk management with the development of computer systems to support it, I offered project management and consultancy services primarily to banks and credit card companies. After successfully devising and leading the management of a number of projects in the UK and Europe, I finally decided I'd had enough of living out of suitcases, flight delays and a very limited social life, and that it was time to give it all up so that I could spend my time writing.

As a voracious reader I'd long felt the need to create my own work and whilst still working had begun experimenting with a spy novel (complete but never published). Unhappy with the time spent on research, I decided to move into adult fantasy where I would create the world and all in it. In some ways this required as many hours spent devising believable if imaginary characters and their world as I'd previously spent on research. In the end, the creation proved to be for me a far more satisfying task, however, I held off publishing it my excuse being I hadn't then decided if I should write its sequel. In the meantime I began working on my present teen/young adult trilogy, the first volume, Fugitives in Time has been published, volume two, Medieval Mayhem being scheduled for release Spring 2019.

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Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
I'm currently working on completing 'Medieval Mayhem' the second volume in the Daniel Tremaine trilogy with the intention of publishing it in time for Christmas 2018. My next project will be 'Esborr' volume two of 'The Scrying Glass Worlds' series.
Who are your favorite authors?
That's a tricky one as there are so many. Despite the time I spend writing I still find time to read 2 to 3 books each week across a variety of genres. For crime thrillers I turn to Peter James or James Patterson, other favourite authors include Alex Scarrow, Philip Pullman, Eoin Colfer, Robin Hobb and Trudi Canavan but the list is not exhaustive.
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Where to find Rod Briault online


Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 194,110. Language: British English. Published: September 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Falgorin, a world in conflict, its peoples torn apart by powerful dark magic and the forces of evil.
Fugitives in Time
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 184,050. Language: British English. Published: July 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Daniel is on his first solo mission when he becomes trapped in an alternative reality where society is dominated by women.

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