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Jeremy Rodden

I am an overeducated stay-at-home dad to three wonderful sons. I have a BA in Religion and English Writing and an MA in Education. I worked briefly as a high school English teacher before we opted to keep me home when my second son was born in 2010. As a writer, I consider C.S. Lewis, Lewis Carroll, Douglas Adams, and Neil Gaiman my strongest influences. I enjoy multi-layered plots, clever wordplay, and bad jokes.

Most commented posts

  1. Blog Tour de Troops – My Turn! — 237 comments
  2. JEREMY RODDEN-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? — 185 comments
  3. The Looney Tunes Show (A Review) — 33 comments
  4. Hey Stay-At-Home Dads: Wanna Be Published? — 24 comments
  5. Write Something Today – Even If It Sucks — 22 comments

Author's posts

The Looney Tunes Show (A Review)

Share:FacebookTwitteremailTumblrPinterestAlright.  It’s Saturday Morning and that means it’s time for Toonopolis, The Blog to do another review of a current cartoon series.  I may add some classic stuff down the line if there is interest for that, but right now I’m just doing current stuff.  Much like my first week, where I reviewed Scooby-Doo! Mystery …

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Adventure Time (A Review)

Share:FacebookTwitteremailTumblrPinterestI really enjoyed doing the review last week of Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated so I have decided that I will continue doing my Saturday Morning Reviews here on Toonopolis, The Blog. This week, I am going to address another Cartoon Network show: Adventure Time.  I’ll try to follow a little of the model from the first …

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Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (A Review)

Share:FacebookTwitteremailTumblrPinterestI am not really a reviewer but considering I work within the medium of cartoons (in a literary application), I figured I may occasionally comment upon or review some cartoons.  So welcome to part one of a potentially continuing series of cartoon reviews.  Depending on the response, I may turn this into a regular thing.  …

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Good Writer or Good Storyteller?

Share:FacebookTwitteremailTumblrPinterestMy wife and I talk a lot about books.  While she is a much more voracious reader than I am at this stage in our lives, we often read the same books and discuss them afterwards.  One of the common conversations we have is whether or not the author was a good writer, a good …

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Bestseller For A Day – Dollars & Sense

Share:FacebookTwitteremailTumblrPinterestWhen I talk to people about the modicum of success I have had as an indie published author, they often ask me about the hardest part of the process.  The writing?  Nah, I’m pretty good at that.  The publishing?   That took a lot of work and research but I was able to figure it …

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It’s Not Babysitting–It’s My Kids

Share:FacebookTwitteremailTumblrPinterestIt’s tough breaking expected gender roles.  In my house, I am the stay-at-home and my wife is a doctor.  My boys are growing up expecting Dad to be the one to dress them for school, feed them, get them ready for bed, and all of the other expected ‘mommy’ roles.  Often, I find myself in …

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Elementary School Kids Rock

Share:FacebookTwitteremailTumblrPinterestAbout an hour ago, I finished my second of two speaking appearances at elementary schools.  Yesterday, I spoke to a group of fourth graders and today to a group of third graders.  First, I spoke to them about the writing process (Prewriting, Drafting, Revising, Proofreading, and Publishing) and engaging them in an activity that I …

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Darkness Can’t Be Invisible, Wall Street Journal

Share:FacebookTwitteremailTumblrPinterestA lot of the young adult community (authors, readers, publishers, even teachers and librarians) have been up in arms defending Young Adult literature after the Wall Street Journal posted a scathing article by critic Meghan Cox Gurdon (read it here).  She claimed that the content of Young Adult literature was too dark and that it …

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Content Ratings on Books? George Orwell’s Worst Nightmare.

Share:FacebookTwitteremailTumblrPinterestWhile perusing the forums over on Amazon.com, I came across a discussion labeled: “Should there be content ratings on Amazon?” (here)  I immediately cringed before I even clicked on the link.  Visions of 1984 began running through my mind.  My first response to this was: who would be responsible for the ratings? If you read …

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Wow. What a Ride!

Share:FacebookTwitteremailTumblrPinterestHaving just finished up tallying the overwhelming responses from the Blog Tour de Troops this past weekend, I am so amazed and proud of the response that the 35 of us on the tour received.  Each of us received well over 100 unique respondents to our posts, meaning that approximately 4,000 books were earned for …

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