ABOUT TODD . . .
Todd Cameron was born in Canada in 1974 and raised in small town rural Ontario. His early pursuits were athletic before an injury finally settled him down to focus on writing—a passion he has had since childhood. Influenced heavily by nautical adventure novels and a passion for sharks, Todd acquired his scuba license on his 17th birthday and did his inaugural shark dive in the Bahamas shortly after—he was hooked!
It was during spring break in college that Todd first visited Florida and he immediately fell in love with the subtropical peninsula—sunshine, ocean, beaches, palm trees, and of course, sharks—all backed with a rich, vibrant history. On this fateful trip he also drew his first inspiration to write a novel set in the Sunshine State . . . an endeavor that would not come to fruition for another 25 years. (His debut novel Snowblind published in 2021.) Todd has owned and operated a shark diving venture, and he is a certified ocean lifeguard, swim coach, and former elite athlete.
Todd competed successfully in open water swimming in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and the Caribbean, with sponsorships from Arena Swimwear and Orca Wetsuits. He completed a 1430-mile (2300 km) swim challenge to raise awareness for sharks, swimming the same distance as the Great Barrier Reef.
Todd was the first person to swim the 9-mile (14.5 km) channel between Whitsunday Island and Hamilton Island in Queensland, Australia. He retired from competitive swimming in 2015 on a high note, placing first overall in his final three races back-to-back. He now stays active with a mix of yoga, biking, and hiking Florida's boundless parks and trails.
Todd enjoys reading, movies, fitness, travel, shark diving, and being out on the water. He lives in South Florida with his wife Valerie and their two cats Cora and Sanibel.
Encountering a curious blue shark off Rhode Island.
Oceanic whitetip off Cat Island, Bahamas.
"Fortune favors the bold. Fate loves the fearless."