Rod Serling: His Life, Work, and Imagination
A Biography by Nicholas Parisi
(Forthcoming from The University Press of Mississippi)

Rod Serling, creator of The Twilight Zone, arguably is the most influential writer in television history. As narrator and host of this timeless series, Serling became one of the twentieth century’s most iconic figures. Nicholas Parisi’s Rod Serling: His Life, Work, and Imagination, interweaves Serling’s fascinating biography with rich discussions of his equally fascinating fiction. We follow Serling’s life story from the trenches of World War II to his personal wars with the major television networks. Rod Serling was a man of vision, integrity, and above all a man of passion. This is his story. (Includes a multitude of photos with ephemera from the author’s collection and research.) With a Foreword by Serling’s daughter, Anne Serling. and photos and ephemera from the author’s collection and research,

About Nicholas Parisi:  Nicholas Parisi is a former editor and staff writer for Good Times Magazine in New York. He has been a performing vocalist and musician for nearly thirty years. His love affair with Rod Serling has lasted longer than that. The Twilight Zone was Nick’s first doorway into Rod Serling’s imagination, but he was not satisfied with only “the fifth dimension.” Over the years he amassed a collection of dozens of rare, Serling-scripted television shows and feature films. He joined the Rod Serling Memorial Foundation, and became personal friends with Serling’s daughter, Anne (who recently published a memoir about her father). The author is an experienced performer and journalist, and will promote the book through interviews and personal appearances. He has discussed Serling’s work on radio, at science fiction conventions, and at the Rod Serling Archive in Serling’s hometown of Binghamton, New York. He is passionate about this subject and most certainly will deliver presentations and readings at the dozens of science fiction and horror conventions that are held each year across the country.  Parisi has set up a dedicated Facebook page for his book: