L. Todd Wood
Novelist, Correspondent, Pilot, Bond Trader

About (Biography)

Born in Georgia and raised in Savannah,  Todd spent his early summers in Carp Lake, Michigan listening to the vivid stories of his grandparents recalling their youth in the northern wilderness.  Ever since his earliest days, he loved story telling.

Todd left Savannah in 1982 to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO where he studied aeronautical engineering.  Upon graduation in 1986, he immediately left the Academy for flight school.  His initial assignment was flying Combat Search and Rescue helicopters at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska.  In the UHAE (Unique Harsh Arctic Environment-pronounced "Yoo Hay" by Alaskans) he flew local rescue missions and was also deployed throughout Asia. During this time he was credited with saving many lives and even more assists.  In addition to flying exciting missions, Todd also managed to graduate from the University of Alaska Anchorage with an M.S. in Engineering Management.  In 1990 he volunteered for Special Operations and went back to flight school.  In 1991 he was assigned to the 20th Special Operations Squadron at Hurlburt Field, FL, flying MH-53J Pave Low helicopters.  Immediately he was deployed to Kuwait.  Over the next three years he was active in  classified missions in support of counterterrorism under the control of the National Command Authority and deployed throughout the world.  His customers included SEAL Team Six and Delta Force.  He left the Air Force as a Captain in 1994.  During this hectic period in his life he found time to write his first novel, The Ultimate Solution which was never published.  He did publish an article in the Armed Force's Journal in 1994 on Special Operations Aviation. 

1994 found Todd joining an investment bank and earning a chance to expand his knowledge of his other passion, Finance.  During this second career he became  highly knowledgeable in Emerging Markets Fixed Income and traveled a great deal internationally with a focus on the Caribbean.  He has conducted business in over forty different countries.  He became acutely aware of the consequences of economic decisions and their effect on national and  economic security. 

However, Todd.'s love of storytelling was uncontrollable.  He left the financial business in 2011 to write.  Currency was published in December of that year.  Once he began typing, he never stopped.

Todd is a contributor to Fox Business News, NY Post, The Moscow Times, Armed Forces Journal, Newmax Money News, National Review, Zero-Hedge, and others.  His column at the Washington Times, Behind The Curtain, deals with Russian and former Soviet issues.

He splits his time between NYC and Moscow.

His first published novel, Currency, has been very well received and has earned many positive reviews!

Todd recently published his second book entitled, "Sugar."  Another historical fiction thriller, Sugar deals with energy policy and government corruption.  Connor Murray is back!

His third novel, Delta, was released in 2014.

"Todd's love of storytelling is infectious," said one reader at a recent book signing, "Once you start reading, you can't stop."


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