Rod Marsden was born in Sydney, Australia. He has three degrees; all related to writing and to history. He spent nine and a half years as a civilian clerk with the Royal Australian Navy. His proudest moments there were in the publications area. He enjoys wildlife and other photography and in recent years joined Illawarra Birders, where he is a regular contributor to the club magazine.
Rod’s major work is his writing. Undead Reb Down Under and Other Vampire Stories is a collection of his early short fiction on vampirism. Disco Evil is his first full-length vampire novel. Ghost Dance is his first undertaking into dark fantasy involving a quest plus secret agents out to prevent demonic takeover. It has been reprinted with a new cover. Desk Job is his salute to Lewis Carroll. 50 Dragons was published in 2020. His latest novel, Dragon Queen, is out now.
Rod has also written short stories published in Australia, England, Russia, the USA, and Canada. He has work in the Australian anthology Small Suburban Crimes, the American anthology Cats Do it Better, the American steampunk anthology Break Time, and the Canadian anthologies Morbid Metamorphosis and Grey Matter Monsters, Takers of Souls. Many of his short stories, including The Antarctic Pineapple, have been published in Night to Dawn magazine.
His short plays, Zombie Vision, Hyde and Seek, and Smarty were well received at the Cronulla Arts Theatre, Southcoast, New South Wales, Australia. Both Smarty and Hyde and Seek made it into Sydney’s Short and Sweet contest. He has a short story in The Twofer Compendium edited by Ruth Littner and Ann Stolinsky (2020).
He lives on the south coast of NSW, Australia.