GIBSONS, BC, CANADA (11/26/15) – It started with a seed of an idea for one Sunshine Coast resident. What if there was a solution to our insatiable appetite for energy—the opportunity for a world no longer dependent on fossil fuels? What would we do with it?
Goodnight Sunshine is the story of Oliver Bruce—a disenchanted middle-aged family man who finds a message about a potentially world-changing invention, leading him to the jungles of Ecuador to seek its existence. During his travels, Oliver comes face-to-face with his own moral compass.
Mark Cameron weaves a satisfying plot around a very human story, told against a backdrop of colorful characters and exotic locations.
“I started with a plot concept and a handful of familiar landscapes,” says Cameron, “but the characters soon took over. It was powerful and liberating to let a number of different personalities run free in my head. I just had to get out of their way and submit myself to the journey.”
Cameron’s debut novel was inspired by his desire for a simpler existence. When he gave up the conventional life for one of exploration, he had no idea what to expect. In 2010, he loaded his family into a camper van and drove across the United States, a voyage that led him to Ecuador—twice. The novel is based on some of what Cameron learned along the way.
“It’s the story of one man’s mid-life awakening, and in many ways it reflects my own path toward greater consciousness,” Cameron adds.
Goodnight Sunshine, a novel published by Catch Our Drift Productions, was released on November 26, 2015. Cameron will be reading at the Gibsons Public Library on Saturday, December 5 at 2 PM, and is planning a British Columbia book tour in June, 2016.
Mark Cameron is an avid traveler, entrepreneur, husband and father of two unschooled children, based in Gibsons, BC. Mark can be found expressing his opinions and musings online at markofwords.com.