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Name:
Tony N.  Todaro tntodaro
Address:
PO Box 2267
City:
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
 
Main Phone:
310.379.2650
Mobile Phone: 310.621.3530
Main E-mail:
tntodaro@glaws.org
Personal E-mail:
tntodaro@todarodesign.com
Website:
http://www.todarodesign.com
Areas of Interest:
Fiction Novelist with a passion for well-written Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery Novels, and Thrillers.

Profile/Bio: Tony N. Todaro has earned his living as a writer, brand strategist and creative director for over thirty years, consulting and writing for a wide range of organizations, from Fortune 1000 companies to non-profits, and more recently, Hollywood unions and the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center / Department of Defense.

He is President of the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society and a consultant to conventions and workshops on their writers program. He is a regular speaker at the Los Angeles Regional Science Fiction Convention, the San Diego Science Fiction Conventions, Baycon, the regional Westercons, and other events, where he has appeared on countless writer panels.

He also programmed the writers stream for Loscon in 2009 and 2010 with more than 15 panels, 75 speakers and industry experts over three days.

He was awarded a grant to strategize and author the branding and website for Los Angeles Valley College’s Media Arts, which includes Cinema, Screenplay and Broadcasting. He is also on staff to the Media Arts department, the Entertainment Industry Training Collaboration (EITC) with Hollywood unions and the IDEAS group.

Writing as T.N.Todaro, his previous novels include "True Light" and "Nexus of Swords" in the Lightriders Saga series, and the forthcoming "What Comes Around" and “Eyes of God” his new gritty futuristic Xander Hunt series. He is a perennial author of novels. short stories, and articles on the craft of writing. He also critiques and edits the work of other writers.

Tony’s early influences included Wells, Burroughs, Dick, Bradbury and Heinlein, and more recently, the writing of Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child, John Varley, David Gerrold, Orson Scott Card, Dean Koontz and many others. His extensive library will probably never stop growing.

A self-described “Italian from Pennsylvania who was fortunate enough to grow up in the Hawaiian Islands,” Todaro studied at the University of Hawaii, and then moved to California, where he built a career in the music business, and as a nationally-known strategic marketing consultant. At the turn of the millennium, he began downsizing his business and considerable financial rewards to pursue his passion of becoming a full-time novelist. As Lillian, his wife, explained, “Tony felt a need to reinvent himself.”

Tony writes as T.N.Todaro and Tony Anthony. His father was a famous writer/lyricist with songs such as “Keep Your Eyes on the Hands” and “I’ll See You In Hawaii” on over 80 albums, television shows and movies. Tony lives in Redondo Beach, California, with his wife Lillian, an award-winning jewelry artist and author, whom he describes as his “personal inspiration.” When not writing, Tony and Lilly can be found at writer’s conferences, fine art shows, or snorkeling in Hawaii.


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