Roderick Waller was born in Yorkshire in 1948 to a working-class family of ship builders. In 1971 he immigrated to Australia. He has worked as a jackaroo, a UN economist and a consultant in developing Asia–Pacific countries. Two passions are nature and creative writing. Rod has read his writing publicly at The Wheeler Centre, Yorkshire Winter, Apollo Bay Writers Festival, and Roomers magazine events. Founder of the Port Vila Poetry Society (Vanuatu), he is gregarious by nature and inherited from his father the dry wit of Yorkshire humour. A staunch AA member, he’s had four years of happy sobriety.