Rodney Curtis has worked in a dozen newsrooms in Michigan and the East Coast during his 30-year career. A photographer and photo editor by training, Rodney also counts being an author, blogger and college professor among his many talents. He brags a lot too, but does so under a third-person guise, so it’s okay.
He was at his best, he says, working for small papers like the Concord Monitor and the Midland Daily News, which he helmed for half-a-dozen years.
He was twice named Michigan Photo Editor of the Year, and has won numerous state and national photography, editing, design and writing awards. And as you can see by that last sentence, he uses “and” far more than is proper and decent and . . .
He has been lucky enough to have four books published. His latest is a novel; Hope’s Diamond is a fanciful tale about an alternate reality Detroit featuring relationships, baseball and the funny things that happen when you toss a little mystical “Hope” into the mix. A “cute” Leukemia is a book of funny and heartfelt essays about him dealing with cancer and a transplant. It’s destined to sell a zillion copies. He also wrote Getting Laid (off) about losing three journalism jobs in one year. Spiritual Wanderer, his first book, has been described as Dave Barry meets David Sedaris.
Rodney is married to photographer Marci Curtis who is most notably the author of three children’s photo books with a few million copies in print. Both of his daughters are in college or grad school and he doesn’t get to laugh and joke around with them nearly as much as he’d like to these days.
You can visit Rodney and his photos/writing most anytime at RodneyCurtis.com.