A Georgia native, Rodney’s business career includes a variety of senior management positions and consulting engagements in a broad range of functions and industries. From startups to Fortune 50 firms to five years in the Mergers & Acquisitions space, Rodney’s business experience is broad and deep.
A graduate of the Grady College of Journalism at the University of Georgia, Rodney has always enjoyed writing. In his business endeavors Rodney has written countless strategic and planning documents, and he wrote a bi-weekly column for a major newspaper. In 2005 Rodney authored Leading Your Business to the Next Level…the Six Core Disciplines of Sustained Profitable Growth, a nonfiction business book.
As an avid student of history and follower of the American political scene, Rodney decided to combine that background with his lifelong desire to write a novel, a political thriller. Powers Not Delegated is his first foray into fiction, and as would be expected, the book meshes his knowledge of history, business and current events to produce a relevant and plausible tale of domestic and international intrigue.
Rodney’s second novel, Murcheson County, a historical novel set in Georgia in the nineteenth century, was released in 2016. The Fourth Partner, a murder mystery, launched in fall 2016, and The Indomitable Ms. Smythe, a suspense/mystery/thriller, in spring 2017.
Macon - The Novel, a murder mystery set in the South during the volatile early sixties, was released in 2018. Rodney’s latest book, Wit, Wisdom and Heart…an Anthology of Southern Short Stories, launched in 2020. Additionally, Rodney’s short stories, Granny Mae’s Journey, A Tale of Two Brothers and The Man on the Beach have appeared in widely acclaimed anthologies.
Rodney lives in Hendersonville, North Carolina. His passions include hiking, woodworking, photography, history, R&B guitar and bass guitar and, of course, University of Georgia football.
Wit, Wisdom and Heart...an Anthology of Southern Short Stories
Wit, Wisdom and Heart is an anthology of thirteen eclectic short stories about Southerners that will take you on an emotional rollercoaster ride.
A smart aleck ghost on North Carolina's Outer Banks will have you laughing at his journey to the hereafter...and back.
You'll experience the pain of lost loved ones as a widow and widower try to overcome the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina. An aging baby boomer fighting severe depression asks an eternal question: Is life worth living?
Do evil people get what they deserve? And, do nosy small town busybodies ever receive their just comeuppance?
The horror of war, no matter when fought, leaves deep and permanent emotional scars. Whether a teenager fighting for the South in the Civil War or a World War II bomber pilot, a warrior's life is never the same after battle.
Rodney Page's Wit, Wisdom and Heart will surely stir your emotions.
Macon - The Novel
Murder and cover-up in the Deep South during the tumultuous 1960s
Macon - the Novel is set in the early 60s against the backdrop of the emerging civil rights movement in the South. A local R and B singer who made the big time is murdered. Officer J.T. Grimes, one of six recently hired black policemen, is first on the crime scene. No one saw anything or anybody but Grimes knows a black man will be arrested, tried and convicted … that's how it'd always been.
Some characters are stereotypical of the times but there are more who aren't … black and white, good and evil. Attitudes of some change, sometimes out of necessity, sometimes because of an enlightened sense of humanity. But others, hate-filled and bigoted, are incapable of change.
The Indomitable Ms. Smythe
A multi-millionaire after selling her video game company, Cinni Smythe soon becomes bored. She runs for Congress and is elected, proving to be adept at internal politics and making enemies in her quest to overcome corruption.
When her little brother is almost lost in a botched CIA operation, the race is on to discover who is at the root of machinations both at home and abroad that threaten to destroy the fabric of government, and bring down the president himself.
Maureen O’Steen escapes the ravages of Ireland’s Potato Famine only to encounter bitter discrimination in Boston. Her father, determined to improve the family’s lot, relocates to Georgia.
Ezekiel Salter scrimps to buy a ticket in Georgia’s 1807 Land Lottery, wins, and he and his impoverished family head west to newly-created Murcheson County.
Prominent since colonial times, the Underwoods foresee the growing demand for cotton and acquire extensive acreage in newly-opened lands in central Georgia. Dispatched by his father, Jacob Underwood begins construction of Poplar Grove plantation.
And, the slave known as Gant, his wife and daughter, Lucey, have no say as to their destination…the highest bidder will decide for them…and if the family remains intact.
Spanning over fifty years, Murcheson County chronicles the four families’ fortunes against the backdrop of the most turbulent time in American history.
An epic saga of slavery, emancipation, war and hardship, Murcheson County will remain in your heart long after the winds of war have stopped blowing.