So I finally made a website...

At age 29, I hadn't written a word of fiction since secondary school. Five years later, my debut novel was published by Faber & Faber. Along the way, I discovered a passion for writing and creating stories that I never knew I had.

My journey included studying for an MA in Novel Writing at City University, London; dragging my wife & child around historic murder sites in Texarkana, USA, on a research trip; dragging them back to Arkansas to visit gangster hangouts from the '40s; and countless hours hammering the keys on this very keyboard. 

I've picked up good habits (few of them related to writing), bad habits (your characters can only look off into the distance so many times, Reynolds), a world of new friends (the crime writing community is incredibly welcoming and filled with awesome people) and the odd enemy (you know who you are - now get off my site). 

Writing comes with ups and downs, but it's a privilege to get to share my stories with you, my readers, and it's one that I don't take lightly. Whenever you pick up one of my books, know that I've poured my heart and soul into it, because anything less isn't good enough.

Thanks for reading -- Rod