Author David Rhodes
The Arts and Entertainment Magazine & THE EERIE DIGEST has sadly learned of the passing of a great writer, David Rhodes. David had been a prolific writer and had submitted many stories to our magazine. His last story appeared in our publication just a few days before his passing.
David’s style was unique and unmatched by many. His stories were easy to follow and “scared the bejusus out of you”, according to fellow author R.B. Clague. David’s first entry was a serial called Maniacs which first appeared in our June, 2011 issue. His most memorable was Season of Drake, a four part series that we first introduced in our November, 2011 issue. I had constantly told David that I could envision Johnny Depp playing the title role, this just prior to Depp’s involvement in the Dark Shadows movie. Depp would have made a great Drake for this role if he could portray the same type of character that he played in the Sweeney Todd and Sleepy Hollow productions.
David was excited to hear this and I made many attempts to contact Depp so that he can do a reading on David’s work. My last attempt was to Alley Depp Altman who oversees a Depp charity for children. I am going to keep pursuing this quest and hope that someone in Hollywood will read my dedication to David and pick up the gauntlet on this.
David also used another name for his work, and that was Michael Shorde which was a play on his last name. Michael complimented David’s writings and this could be seen in his work The Lost Book. He displayed a photo of one of his favorite authors, Oscar Wilde, to represent his alter ego for this purpose. I also learned that David and I shared many authors that influenced our writings, especially that of J.R.R. Tolkien.
For many years I had used the magazines as learning tools for aspiring writers, artists, musicians, filmmakers, students of the arts and science. I had enabled the students to witness David’s writings as an example of what a great writer could do and also had an interview with David for our August, 2011 issue to reveal the inner workings of a great mind. He and I had become great friends and cross-promoted one another on Facebook quite often. I shall miss David greatly, as will all of our readers.
Below I have a long list of David’s contributions to these publications, each of which can easily be read by using the (click here to read) icon for each story. I know that David will smile down each time these stories are read.
I will truly miss you David….
Your friend, Joe
A Soldier’s Tale (July 1, 2011)
Interview with David Rhodes (Aug. 1, 2011)
Lightning Strikes (Aug. 1, 2011)
Final Approach (Oct. 1, 2011)
The Man in the Woods ( Sept. 1, 2011)
I Wish You to Death ( Nov. 1, 2011)
Season of Drake, Pt. 1 (Nov. 1, 2011)
Season of Drake, Pt. 2 (Nov. 30, 2011
Season of Drake, Pt. 3 (Jan. 1, 2012)
Season of Drake, Pt. 4 ( Jan. 31, 2012)
Cthulhu Rose, Pt.1 ( Jan. 9, 2012)
The Lost Book (as Michel Shorde) ( Jan. 19, 2012)
The Father of All Things Evil (Mar. 1, 2012)
Lake George Road, Pt. 1 ( Mar. 1, 2012)
Forest World, Pt. 1 (April 1, 2012)
Maniacs, Pt. 1 (June 1, 2011)
Maniacs, Pt. 2 (May1, 2012)
Maniacs, Pt. 3 ( June 1, 2012)
Maniacs, Pt. 4 (June 29, 2012)
Maniacs, Pt. 5 (Aug. 1, 2012)
Maniacs, Pts. 6&7 (Sept. 1, 2012)
The Butcher (Jan. 31, 2013)
Late Shift ( Feb. 28, 2013)
Trick or Treat (April 30, 2013)
The Lost Book (revision) (April 14, 2013) (M.S.)
A Dish Best Served Cold (April 14, 2013)
House of Leftovers ( May 25, 2013)
Please also see David’s web page.
Author David Rhodes Web Site : WRITERDAVIDRHODES.COM