In The Works
Rod's latest novel, 'The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg' is rip-roaring tale about a boy who sets off to find his brother in the thick of the Civil War, and eventually finds his way to the battlefields of Gettysburg. It won a Newbery Honor in 2010. The book is available in paperback, hardcover, and audio editions, and will be presented in a stage adaptation at the Kennedy Center in 2012.
Rod is currently working on ‘Hurricane Zane’, a story about a New Hampshire boy who happens to be visiting a long-lost relative in New Orleans when Katrina strikes and the levees fail, flooding the city.
Rod also publishes adult thrillers under the pen name Chris Jordan. The latest, ‘Measure of Darkness’, set in Boston and chronicling the investigations of Naomi Nantz, a brilliant and very private detective, will be published in December 2011, in mass market paperback, from Mira Books.
‘Listening to Kids In America’, Rod’s reaction to letters from his young readers, as been published as a ebook, for download to your kindle, nook, or ebook reader. Now available at iTunes for your iPad, iPod or iPhone convenience. Go to iTunes and search 'Rodman Philbrick'.
One and two-act play versions of 'Freak The Mighty' has been read or performed in many middle schools and high schools, and Rod continues to supply free copies to schools upon request. There is no charge for the play or for the performance. Send Rod your email and he'll send you a printable PDF file, simple as that.
'The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg', by Rodman Philbrick, Blue Sky Press.