'Rod Marsden was born in Sydney but did most of his growing up while on holidays in the northern NSW fishing village of Iluka where his dad taught him how to fish. It was on these fishing trips he discovered he actually did like to read and wanted, one day, to be a writer. USA artist Gene Colan's drawings of the sexy, slinky Black Widow made him wonder about becoming an artist. He has a BA in Liberal Studies, a Graduate Diploma in Education and a Master of Arts in Professional Writing. His short stories have been published in Australia, England, Russia and the USA. Rod lives on the south coast of NSW, Australia.'
(Source: 1stbooks website, www.1stbooks.com)