Glenn Somodi

Glenn Somodi writes his stories in the short space between lying down and dreaming. The stories are written over many nights, replayed, and rewritten in his head for enjoyment. His mission is to find anyone who enjoys reading the stories as much as he enjoys creating them.

He is a proud graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. His paying job is as a partner at, LLC in Akron, Ohio, a website development company.

He was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, raised by a schoolteacher and a mechanical engineer in Olmsted Falls, Ohio, and has resided in Brunswick, Ohio, for most of his adult life.

He has a patient wife whom he met at Ohio University in 1989. He also has three beautiful children that are his favorite creations. His coworkers include three cats and a dog – a Siamese tabby named Nala, a Chantilly-Tiffany cat named Coco, a Maine Coon named Josie, and the loudest coworker is Beckham, a Yorkshire Terrier. All five share office space for the entire workday.

Award Category
Book Award Sub-Category
Olly & The Spores of Oak Hill
My Submission


GlennSomodi Wed, 27/09/2023 - 18:16

In reply to by Jennifer Rarden

Thank you for the support and encouragement! I am working through the second book of the series, Olly & The Spores of Sapphire Creek, and am hoping for an end of October release.

Stuart Wakefield Thu, 31/08/2023 - 14:59

I thought the theme was about finding a new passion in life, even after you have gone through difficult experiences like losing a loved one or a job. Grandpa Poppy was able to find joy and enthusiasm in the outdoors and in his new discoveries, despite his hardships. He also found a way to continue to provide for himself even without his job. Overall, it's a story about resilience and finding joy even in difficult times.

I particularly liked the description of Oren Appleton's grandson's relationship with his grandfather. I liked the vivid imagery of them playing Peter Pan vs. Captain Hook and the creative and imaginative decorations for the make-believe pirate ship. It was a nice contrast to the more serious elements of the story, and it made me feel as if I was there sharing in the experience. It was a very touching moment that was well written.

Nadine Matheson Wed, 13/09/2023 - 19:09

I found this be a very lively piece and the ability to world build successfully and convincingly.

Pulane Chaka Fri, 15/09/2023 - 18:11

I love how you depict the characters and the situations they find themselves in. It is very beautifully written and I would love to read more.

GlennSomodi Wed, 27/09/2023 - 18:19

In reply to by Pulane Chaka

I like when the word beautiful and writing appear together in a review of my book. I often second-guess my writing ability and words like yours keep me going. Thank you, Pulane!

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