Rodney is a retired Coast Guard officer. Always a strong advocate for children, after a fantastic career of life-saving, law enforcement and homeland security, he has a lot of stories to tell.
Rodney's humorous artistic voice is a sneaky way to teach. It draws you in, gets you laughing and leaves everyone wanting more.
Originally from Gulfport, MS, he currently resides in Winchester, VA with his wonderful wife, children and the oldest member of the family, a beagle-mix named 'Buddy'.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up less than a mile from a beautiful white sand beach. When I was six my aunt and I walked to the beach every day before sunset. We'd play in the sand, walk on the islands and collect sea shells.
Much of the writing I do today is from the emotional perspective of that six-year old on the beach watching the setting sun and listening to the waves as his imagination runs wild.
When did you first start writing?
The force of family will power got me writing. At dinner one evening I told a joke I'd made up on the spot, which somehow caused my wife and son to end up rolling on the floor laughing. Encouraged, I fabricated an entire story on the spot and the giggles continued. They family kept urging me to write that story. Eventually I did.