Rodney lives, writes and sweats a lot in South Florida.
'The Cool Part Of His Pillow', his 2012 debut novel, was the 1st Place Winner in the GLBT Fiction category from both the Indie Excellence Awards and the Next Generation Indie Book Awards; Silver Medalist in the Global EBook Awards; and Honorable Mention in the Rainbow Book Awards.
Beyond 'Diversionary Fires, ' other recent works include 'Signing Off' in the short story collection' Impact'; 'Otis,' a short fiction about Christmas Eve lessons, taught and learned; 'Bended Knee', a bittersweet contemplation of same-sex marriage; and a non-fiction contribution to the 'The Other Man: Twenty-One Top Writers Speak Candidly About Sex, Love, Infidelity, Heartbreak and Moving On'. A trio of essays from this book are being adapted into a play by Chicago playwright Bernard Rice. Rodney's work is one of the three.
Past achievements include an optioned screenplay and play, both currently unproduced. Other screenplays earned Honorable Mentions or runners-up citations in the Monterey County Film Commission and FADE-IN Screenwriting Competitions. Rodney was also cited as 'Most Creative' in the inaugural Key West Mystery Fest Writing Competition.
He is a producer of the Amazon.com documentary 'The Little Firemen'.