In 1999, Rod resigned from Digital Equipment Corporation and moved
to the Salish Mountains in northwest Montana. When not pitching
flies at reluctant cutthroat, or stalking mule deer and elk, he
spends most evenings and weekends forming and fashioning plots for
science and historical fiction novels. In previous lives, he raced
grand prix motorcycles at Daytona, Road America and Loudon. His
Soverel 33, Assassin, terrorized the Great Lakes racing circuits.
"The new owners are much better." Rod is an accomplished rifleman,
archer and scuba diver. He also plays the bagpipes. He has published
both short stories and poetry, but long fiction is the driving force
in his writing career.
Since moving to Montana, he founded Serengeti
Trading Co., maker of custom rifles and gunstocks. The business closed in 2009, but Kilimanjaro Rifles continues the Seregenti line of rifles. He now plies the waters of beautiful Flathead Lake in
his Serenity Crestliner boat for lake trout and whitefish, which
Olivia cooks up into mouth-watering dishes. He leads fishing charters through Captain Norm's Fish-N-Fun in Lakeside, MT.