Rod P Stoner

A husband and parent to a wonderful wife and four great kids that have inspired me in many ways. In the early 2000, I produced a local newsletter called the "Ottoville Commotion" that highlighted area sports teams and the players on them. My two youngest sons are heavily involved in the martial arts which led to me writing several articles for an area martial arts magazine. I finally took the bull by the horns early in 2014 and decided to pursue my passion for writing and started a fictional children's series call "Brendon & Carson's Ninja Adventures" which focuses on promoting the martial arts and positive benefits that come from it. My daughter and her love for music then took me in another direction and I started another series called "Tori and the Jackstones" which promotes the benefits of music to youth. My hopes are to inspire young readers to take up martial arts and to get involved in music programs. The books do not play down to a child's age but seek to challenge them in hopes that they will go to the dictionary's or read the books with older siblings or parents and create new and lasting bonding memories. Filled with word searches, mazes and more along the way that parents and children together can enjoy and take on.