Rodman Philbrick (Author of Freak the Mighty)Aka William R Dantz, Chris Jordan, W.R. Philbrick.
Rodman Philbrick grew up on the New England coast, where he worked as a longshoreman and boat builder. For many years he wrote mysteries and detective novels. The Private Eye Writers of America nominated two of his T.D.Stash series as best detective novel and then selected Philbricks Brothers & Sinners as Best Novel in 1993. Writing under the pen name William R. Dantz he has explored the near-future worlds of genetic engineering and hi-tech brain control in books like Hunger, Pulse, The Seventh Sleeper. And Nine Levels Down.
Inspired by the life of a boy who lived a few blocks away, he wrote Freak The Mighty, the award-winning young-adult novel, which has been translated into numerous languages and is now read in schools throughout the world. The book was adapted to the screen in 1998 as The Mighty, starring Sharon Stone, Gillian Anderson, James Gandolfini, Kieran Culkin, and Elden Henson.
Philbrick, a screenwriter as well as a novelist, is the author of a number of novels for young readers, including The Fire Pony, Max the Mighty, REM World, The Last Book In The Universe, The Journal of Douglas Allen Deeds and The Young Man And The Sea. His recent novels for adults include Dark Matter, Coffins, and Taken. He and his wife divide their time between Maine and the Florida Keys.
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BC: "This presentation contains copyrighted material used under the educational fair use exemption to U. Rodman Philbrick was born in At the same time he began to write his novels. Harnett and Philbrick currently write and publish several series of books for both young adults and adult audiences. The Movie, 'THe Mighty', was based on the novel.
Rodman Philbrick born is an American writer of novels for adults and children. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and currently lives in Maine and Florida. He and Lynn Harnett were married from until her death in Philbrick, William R. Dantz, and Chris Jordan. Two of his most popular children' s books are Freak the Mighty and its sequel, Max the Mighty. Figg debuted at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.