Rocky Leplin

is the author of six books of rhymed verse, including the epic novel

Humphrey’s Long Journey Away from the Sea

His next publication is called

Never Kiss a Crocodile, Never Slap a Skunk,
a field guide to d angerous animals

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In 2020 he was a winner of the Writers Digest
Writing Competition for his story

The Incredible Man-Eating Marshmallow

In 2022 his wacky how-not-to manual

A Psycho’s Guide to Animal Companionship—
Instructions for the abnormal pet companion

was a Finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards

In 2023 he was a winner of the Writers Digest Writing Competition for his poem

The Apartment Building Bore

In 2024 he was a Finalist in the Humor category of the Next Generation
Short Story Awards for his story

He has written three novels, the musical

The Purpose of the Moon

and over 500 songs, m any of which can be heard on this website.