Todd Westbrook has been a full-time writer since 2019 and is the author of both fiction and non-fiction books. He spent 25 years as a journalist with more than a million words published beneath his byline across news, features, analysis and comment. His work is humble, engaging, egalitarian, often with a thread of tragedy but always with an underlying humour about the human condition.
Todd has lectured at the National Library of Scotland, has presented twice at Glasgow's book festival Aye Write and is happy to engage and/or present on a wide range of subjects – climate change, politics, the environment, journalism and news, the rural experience, international living and travel, and Scotland as an outsider. In addition, of course, to writing (fiction and non-fiction), language, the role of mysteries and thrillers, character, plot and style.
Todd is an American resident living in the Highlands for 20 years, is married with four children and a dog called Wilco. He has, in addition to his working life, been a shinty coach, a radio presenter and a food bank volunteer. He skis when he can find snow and pretends to be an accomplished fisherman. And is quite tall.