About the Author

Rod Little - A Brief Bio

Rod Little has been writing fiction for more than 29 years, primarily in the genres of horror and science fiction. His short stories have been published in over thirty magazines, including SF World, Twisted, Fungi, The Horror Show, Star Realms, Omniverse, Haunts, Galaxy, and Weird Stories Magazine. Some of these disappeared as magazines in the 90's, but many are still available online. Rod has written 13 novels, plus a novella for the Wayward Pines TV series in cooperation with Blake Crouch and 20thCentury Fox.

His favorite writers are Stephen King, Clifford Simak, Frank Herbert, John Saul, Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Dean Koontz, Ray Bradbury, David Gerrold, Guy N. Smith and Harry Harrison. 

While his favorite genres are split between horror and sci-fi/space exploration (and anything on a space ship), he has a penchant for post apocalyptic scenarios, and still loves a good haunting. Character-driven stories are a plus.
Rod's favorite books are The Dead Zone, Dune, LotR, Childhood's End, and The Stand.

Born in northern Illinois, Rod moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at age eighteen and attended the University of Pittsburgh. He worked for many years as a linguist and translator before opening a gaming/comic book store called Starbase One in Pittsburgh on the famed Forbes Avenue. The store hosted CCG Card games (Star Wars, Star Trek, Middle Earth, Vampires, Wyvern, and Magic: the Gathering), movie festivals, and countless hours of discussion between fans. He kept Starbase One open for 11 years before closing it in 2006 to move to the tropics to begin writing again.

His favorite quote is from Carl Sagan: "Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence." [of ghosts, aliens or other life]

His favorite bands are Jethro Tull, Rush, Queen, Triumph and Yes. “Ian Anderson is a brilliant songwriter.”

Favorite horror movies: The Changeling (1980), Pumpkinhead and John Carpenter's The Fog (1980). Favorite sf movies are Enemy Mine, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Tarantula and The Thing, along with a thousand others, too many to list.

TV Series: Stargate Universe, Blake's 7, Trek and Firefly (all on board ships), plus Stranger Things and Twilight Zone. He is a fan of the first few seasons of The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead  for its writing prowess, and wouldn't turn down a Blacklist marathon.

Rod's motto: “Reading should be eye-opening, but most of all it should be fun.” He loves old monster movies, and that shows in his writing.

He is a big fan of the Oxford comma, aka serial comma.

Favorite simple pleasure: a cup of coffee.

Guilty pleasures: the Cobra Kai series and 80s music.

If you've read some of his work, feel free to drop him a note via the contact form. He loves to hear from fans ....and even critics.

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