Rod Martinez was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. He has always loved words. In grade school, he wrote his first story, The Boy Who Liked to Read. His teacher encouraged Rod to keep writing. In high school, Rod discovered comic books and, thanks to praise from a teacher, started writing short stories. Rod’s road to becoming a writer was paved by motivating teachers. Rod’s middle grade adventure, The Juniors, was published in 2011. Rod selected Books With Bite as the 2017 workshop he will attend.
Writing for kids was a choice he made after his son challenged him to pen a story about him and his friends, like The Goonies. He did it, and that story opened up the floodgates of writing mysteries and adventure stories, all with paranormal twists. His passion is the written word, and his goal is to share these stories with as many young readers as possible.
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