Rod Carley is the Artistic Director of Canadore College’s Acting for Stage and Screen Program in North Bay and a part-time English professor at Nipissing University.. He is also an award-winning director, playwright and actor, having directed and produced over 100 theatrical productions to date including fifteen adaptations of Shakespeare. He was the 2009 winner of TVO’s Big Ideas/Best Lecturer competition. A Matter of Will is his first novel.


A Matter of Will
Advance Praise

“I really enjoyed the main character’s eclectic experiences. His time fasting on the East Coast was one of my favourite sections. Having Rod read to our book club was wonderful. I’m glad that he’s making an audio book. His East Coast accent added even more humour when reading the words. This is a must read for all – especially Canadians! I would love to see this book on Canada Reads and it should be nominated for Stephen Leacock Humour award. One of my favourite quotes: “ The opposite of fear is love”! Thanks for sharing your many talents Rod.”

– Jodie Nychuk

“I laughed out loud reading this book. The characters are wonderful and the descriptions create vivid pictures. I recommended this book to my bookclub and everyone loved it!”

– Darlene Laferriere


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