Todd Cameron is a Canadian who has made Florida his home. Born in Montreal, Quebec and raised in rural Ontario he now lives in St. Petersburg, Florida. He was first inspired to write about the Sunshine State while on a spring break trip to Daytona Beach. Upon returning home Todd set out writing (and in six months completed) his first full length novel, a solid endeavor and learning experience, however the book went unpublished. A couple of decades slipped by and Todd finally relocated permanently from Canada to the warmer climes of Florida where he refocused his full effort into writing.
Todd has owned and operated a shark diving venture, he is a certified ocean lifeguard, scuba diver, and swim coach. He competed successfully in open water swimming in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the Caribbean. Todd had his sights on qualifying for the 2016 Olympics in the 10km open water swim and was on target with his training but a serious back injury sent him down another path.
Todd was the first person to swim the 14.5km channel between Whitsunday Island and Hamilton Island in Queensland, Australia. He completed a 2300km distance challenge to raise awareness for sharks, swimming the same length as the Great Barrier Reef (or Toronto to Miami). It was during this immense feat that he conceived the idea for Shark Bites; custom energy bars to help fuel his training.
Todd now dedicates his time to writing. He enjoys reading, movies, nature, fitness, trail hiking, travel, and being out on the water.
Words: Todd writes early, first thing in the morning for about 4 hours. It takes him approximately 18 months to research, outline, write, rewrite, and edit a novel.
Fave: Todd is a huge fan of the 1982 movie The Thing and founded the fandom community Outpost #31. He located the remote British Columbia filming location in 2003 and has a feature commentary and documentaries on the recent Blu-ray releases.
Inspiration: Clive Cussler, Wilbur Smith, James W. Hall, Randy Wayne White, John D. MacDonald, Stephen King, Sidney Sheldon, Lee Child, Tom Clancy, Nelson DeMille.
Bucket List: Tahiti, Scotland, Antarctica, and more of Canada and the U.S.