About the author

Southern Proclivity.

Welcome to Rod Billette .com

On this site you will find links to the, "I Once Was Lost", Southern Gothic series, which includes: "Reunion", "Beginnings", and "The Diary of Dakotah Johnson". You will also find live music and song lyrics and poetry and excerpts from new stories in the works.

Thanks for stopping by.

Blue Skies, Rod

Writing Roots

I have loved words since I was a small child. That love, over time, has grown into a passionate desire to communicate with others via my songs, poetry, short stories, and novels. Stay tuned. More is on the way. Look for excerpts from novels already in print as well as excerpts from my newest endeavor a thriller entitled: "A Murder of Wolves".

Why I write

  Volcanoes spew magma for release—I spew words. In both instances there is no choice, pressure builds on the inside and is forced to the surface where the profundity of the mountain and the man are revealed. Expelled with great force, no regard is given to the consequence of the flow—only that it must flow one word upon another and another until that unique force has emptied its visceral churn from the belly of the man; leaving only truth, sharper than a steel scalpel; cold and hard and unyielding.

I have always been a writer, but I have also worn many other cloaks in my life.  I tried my hand as a music producer a few years ago and had the privilege of working on two albums with the very talented group, Macha Gray. My guitar has been a constant companion through thick and thin and has helped me write song lyrics for over forty years, as can be attested by the foot-high folder on my desk.  On occasion, I have even been brave enough (crazy enough) to dabble in poetry. 

My hobbies include jumping from a perfectly good airplane, a boat with tall sails, and exploring a coral reef with a tank on my back. These simple things make me happy beyond belief.

My hometown is Mount Dora, Florida (I didn’t get very far). After high school I was shipped off to Clemson University where they tried with great patience and fortitude to educate me. 

I have been fortunate and blessed in life with two fabulous, professional children and four beautiful grandchildren, and lately blessed again when I was extended an invitation by, Writers One Flight Up, to join the group and grow as a writer.

I am currently working on my fourth novel—“A Murder of Wolves”. A book of short stories and poetry is in the wings.

I have one true belief: God blesses those who have the faith and courage to live their dreams.

Blue Skies, Rod


Contact me at: rebmgt@msn.com