Lloyd Tosoff is a Canadian singer, songwriter, painter and novelist. His songs have been play-listed on radio around the globe and his novels acclaimed by Kirkus Reviews. Although today Lloyd's focus is on his novels, he remains as a renaissance man tapped into a well-spring of creativity and artistic expression.
A prolific natural born storyteller with a descriptive writing style, Tosoff's novels create energy and excitement that keep readers on the edge of their seats through action driven plots with surprising twists and turns. Clever dialogue and well crafted narrative draw the reader into story-lines with gripping conflict from the opening first sentence to a satisfying ending. Tosoff's work is well researched and his character development colorful and believable.
Lloyd is a Canadian author, screenwriter, songwriter and painter who transitioned from his role as an accomplished chief executive in an award winning company that he was instrumental in building to pursuing his love of the written word in 2009. His first novel “The Consultant” written under a pen name reached #2 in Kindle Crime Fiction in the UK. Since then he has written and published four novels and is now working on his fifth manuscript. In addition to completing his current manuscript he is painting the characters in oil on canvas and plans to use the images in his novel.
Set in ancient England, Children of Pleiades is a spiritual fantasy framed in believable historical settings that takes place across a time span of five millennia and begins in the days after the great Ice Age on the shores of ancient Norseland. The set up begins with an encounter by a visitor from the stars who mates with a beautiful young sibyl in the dark woodlands near the rugged Norse coastline. The problem and pursuit by the novel's protagonist(s) contemplates that a star seeded bloodline would set a new path in human evolution meant to shift the primitive nature of human life towards a distant altruistic goal of joy and peace. The murderous embodiment of man’s destiny since the beginning of time on earth would one day, far distant from the current primitive state of human awareness, end in a sudden and irreversible shift into a higher astral plane of consciousness. The obstacle and antagonist is an evil priest possessing great powers and everlasting life. He becomes the ruler of the land and his reign goes uncontested until the final chosen messiah of the star-seeded bloodline is born and the conflict between, good and evil, dark and light, begins.
As a student of the Creative Writing program at the University of Toronto Lloyd completed the study of advanced screenwriting in 2013. His formal study has been an invaluable tool in creating the gripping narrative and interesting character development that consistently results in top Kirkus Reviews and readers who give 5 star reviews to his work. Tosoff's work is well researched and his character development colorful and believable.
"One of the best traditional country songwriters I've ever worked with. The younger generation could really benefit from giving his work a listen. He's the real deal."
~ John Ellis, producer