Robert Hood (called ‘Rob’ by friends – and Wikipedia) is an Australian-born writer with a British ancestry, who grew up on a literary diet of British and US culture. Only later did multi-culturalism and the imaginative life of countries such as Russia, France, Japan and China make any headway into his literary worldview. Though he read the occasional juvenile book in primary school, it wasn’t until he reached high school that a reading of H.G. Wells’ classic novel War of the Worlds kickstarted what would become an obsession. He read voraciously from then on: science fiction, fantasy, horror, crime and humorous books (such as the works of P.G. Wodehouse), but also classics and mainstream literary works. And these days, graphic novels… as well as the odd non-fiction, usually for research purposes. He also loves cinema, but that’s another story.
Though wanting to be a writer right from the beginning….[more to come]