About Me

Oh, hello.

Since you clicked ABOUT ME at the top of this website, I'm guessing you're at least a little curious about the guy who runs this place. That'd be me, Todd Rigney, a so-called "writer," "author," and "copy editor" who publishes an array of terrible books specifically designed to stimulate your pineal gland. And, of course, help pad out my bank account a bit, but that doesn't seem to be working at the moment. Of course, there's always the future, am I right? Ha. Humor. I'm not very good at it.

Anyway, if my name sounds vaguely familiar, maybe you've watched director Scott Schirmer's 2012 horror flick Found by a) hanging out with a friend who owns the movie, b) attending a film festival a few years ago that screened it, c) streaming it from the likes of Tubi or Shudder d) downloading it as a torrent, or e) borrowing a friend's DVD/Blu-ray. That motion picture, of course, is based on my book of the same name, which was originally published way back in an era known as 2004.

Or, you may have watched the Shudder exclusive Glorious directed by Rebekah McKendry and starring Ryan Kwanten (True Blood) and JK Simmons (you know who he is). Glorious, you may not know, is based on my short story Old Glory (which is in my short story vomitorium Taste Level Zero), as well as an original screenplay I wrote many years ago. The fact that someone made a horror movie starring JK Simmons as a glory hole blows my mind. Unfamiliar with glory holes? Well, this isn't the time or place for such an education.

Regardless of how you found me, we probably don't know each other, so hello there. I'm Todd.

Pleased to meet you.

In short: I was created in Lexington, Kentucky, and it's pretty much where I reside today. Well, I don't really live in Lexington, so much as I live on the outskirts. But that really doesn't matter, does it? All you really need to know is that I have written stories, and I would like for you to purchase a book and read those stories. I'd really like it if you enjoyed those stories, but let's not put the cart before the horse. You gotta take a chance on me first. Such is life. Sorry if that's somehow disappointing.

Let's see - what else? Oh, I know. I used to work at a TV station, where I made a program that attempted to replicate the old drive-in movie experience from the 50s and 60s. I also made commercials. It was a fun job while it lasted, even though I was pretty emotionally unstable during that period of my life. But that's a story for another time. Or, like, you know, never.

Need more information? Let's see, I'm middle-aged, I'm married, I've got cats, I work for a really badass company based in Louisville, and I spend a lot of my free time watching bad movies/television shows and playing video games. Oh, and I write - sometimes. Was that too much information? Perhaps, but you're the one who clicked the ABOUT ME button.

I have a feeling that we've instantly become close, personal friends. I'm so jazzed about it!

Enjoy the rest of your visit!