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Goodnight Sunshine

October 31st, 2018

Mark Cameron left behind his software start-up business and loaded his family into a camper van to lead a simpler life.—that was never simple. With two home-schooled children, their journeys across the United States led him ultimately into the jungles of Ecuador. Cameron has transformed and condensed and fictionalized his experiences into a novel, Goodnight Sunshine (Catch Our Drift Productions, $22 2015), about a protagonist named Oliver who possibly discovers a solution to the world’s energy problems via a potentially world-changing invention. “This is the story of one man’s mid-life awakening,” says Cameron. “In many ways it reflects my own path toward consciousness, though Oliver’s journey takes place over a much shorter timeframe, and with a lot more at stake than my own. The novel covers territory that is familiar to me—both geographically and personally—while exploring potential outcomes that are well beyond the scope of personal experience.”

Mark Cameron of Gibsons, B.C. was born in Calgary, Alberta in 1969 and received a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Calgary in 1995.

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