A. Rod Womack • Release Date: Oct. 15, 2014
A. Rod Womack’s passion for storytelling distinguishes him from many of his contemporaries. Redwood is his first book. Womack co-owned his first company at 18 years old. His entrepreneurial experience spans numerous industries including food service, real estate development, construction, and more.
In 2010 he left the private sector and worked as a Business Liaison for Baltimore City Schools and was later appointed Managing Director of Food and Nutrition for Baltimore City Schools. His many years of experience as an entrepreneur, combined with his fascinating life experiences, bring an uncommon thread of realism to his material. His writing style has been called “uniquely visceral.” Womack’s love of writing has led him to the development of his next intriguing book entitled Central Office, which he promises will leave his readers craving for more.
Womack holds a B.A. Degree in Philosophy from University of Maryland Baltimore County.
What was the impetus for writing this book?
An interest in sharing an African American business success story. The incredible experiences that were so unique they had to be put into a book.
What’s the overall theme?
How to overcome obstacles and challenges operating a small business.
What surprised you about the development of the book?
How long it took to write it and get it published.
Which character excites you most?
Shorty, the serial killer and Charlotte.
For what audience is your book written?
All races and people from all walks of lives. Also women 35-50.
What do you want the reader to learn?
There’s a fine line between success and failure. Entrepreneurship isn’t easy, but it’s something worth achieving. Set goals, reach for the stars and set in motion a well thought out plan. Fail to plan, plan to fail.
What one thing do you want the reader to remember forever?
Never allow fear or doubt to prevent them from trying.
What did you learn during the writing process?
You have to discipline yourself to write a fixed number of pages per day. Whatever your time allows.
Any advice for aspiring writers?
Start writing your story today. Don’t wait. Don’t listen to naysayers. The next great novel could be yours.
What’s next on the horizon for you?
My next book entitled Central Office. I promise it will blow people away. It is a fiction based on nonfictional events involving the headquarters of a large school system.