R. J. Wood has been creating stories and adventures for others since 1979. A bard at heart, he trained in Drama (BA) and History (MA) while at university. He currently lives near Snoqualmie Falls in Washington State with his wife and children. There he does a little fishing, some adventuring, and of course, his writing.
Like everyone of my generation and beyond, I have been heavily influenced by film. I like to think of my books as movies in my mind. I developed my creative writing through fantasy, science fiction, and paranormal RPGs. My degree in drama helps me with story, characters, and especially dialogue. Having an advanced history degree is excellent for plots and characters, but it also helps me with world building.
Favorite Books: Watership Down, Lord of the Rings, Aubrey/Maturin Series, Prince Caspian, Band of Brothers, and The Killer Angels.
Favorite Movies: Master and Commander, Where Eagles Dare, Tora Tora Tora, and the Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and Avengers films.
Favorite TV: Midway (longer made for T.V. movie version), Fire Fly, Band of Brothers, Horatio Hornblower, The Walking Dead, The Last Ship, and Battlestar Galactica 1979.
(All in no particular order)