Roderick Benns

Name: 
Roderick Benns
Place of Birth: 
Peterborough
Date of Birth: 
November 11, 1970
Nationality: 
Canadian
Home Community: 
Whitby
Website: 
http://www.firesidepublishinghouse.com
Durham Region Background: 

Relocated to Whitby in 2005, from the Kawarthas, in order to take a position as Senior Writer for the new Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat for the Ministry of Education.

Publications: 

Junior Historical Fiction:

    • The mystery of the moonlight murder: An early adventure of John Diefenbaker (Fireside Publishing House, 2009)
    • The legends of lake on the mountain: An early adventure of John A. Macdonald (Fireside Publishing House, 2010) 
Public Speaking Topics: 
  • Citizenship
  • Leadership
  • Canadian Prime Ministers
Occupation: 
  • Writer
Honours and Awards: 
  • Independent Publisher Book Award for Best Regional Fiction in the Canadian West (2010)
Literary Influences: 
  • Leonard Cohen