In his office you will find Rod typing, flanked by two enormous dogs, and surrounded by the ephemera he has collected on his travels.
“I always read. Since I can remember. First Asterix, then Willard Price, then Conan Doyle, then everything else. I’ve had a paperback jammed into my back pocket most days of my life. I remember wanting to write a book when I was about 12 and wanting to put everything into it.
I’ve read every kind of book, but the ones I love most are stories of adventure, so that’s what I write. I’ve put thousands of hours into learning to do it well. It’s taken me a long time, but I’ve developed my own voice and my own style. I spend so much time with Si, my main character, that he seems as real to me as anyone I know. In some cases, more so. I’m happiest and most productive when travelling about in my battered old truck with a canoe on top and a dog in the back.”
Rod Humphris is the winner of N. N. Light Best Fiction Award, 2016.
Book four - OUT NOW
After what feels like a lifetime of mayhem, Simon Ellice returns to the Hampshire village where he grew up. He enjoys the solace and tranquility of rural life, working on a farm and getting to know the lively locals, ...
Jamaica. Simon Ellice goes on a cocktail charged dally in Port Antonio. He brushes shoulders with the cloudy-eyed, over-sexed and deeply tranquillised Hollywood set. They become enamoured with him, and Si thus becomes embroile...
Highly charged, action packed and intelligent, Go Fast is set in the vivid, exotic location of Morocco and is the first novel in the Simon Ellice series. On moonless nights Si runs hash from Morocco to Spain in his go-fast boat ...
In the mountains and passes of Nuristan British forces hunt the Taliban. Trouble is coming, that is certain. Only Lieutenant Simon Ellice, with a clarity born of grief and anger, can see what must be done. Dead Ground is a story...
on 16 December 2020 by Rat's Tales
Christmas is about giving, and Rod Humphris has done just that with this brand-new Simon Ellice Christmas story! Si and Sam are in Paris at Christmas but of course it's action, not romance, that's on the cards...
“Perdu?” he said, raising his chin and looking at me as if at an insect.
“Le patron,” I said, and looked at the door behind him.