Lloyd Pilling Tosoff began his writing career in 2010, penning two non-fiction books on leadership, after leaving a four decade career that culminated as a primary leader and chief executive in an award winning Canadian company. Although his entry into the literary world was late, Lloyd has been a prolific author with eight published works to his credit, and two completed manuscripts awaiting publication. His novels have been recognized by readers and reviewers worldwide, and his top ranking Kirkus Reviews can be viewed at the Kirkus website. His first novel, a Scottish mob thriller, entered the market at #2 in UK Kindle Crime Fiction. His poignant novel, Escape from Konigsberg, has been compared by readers with the likes of Dr. Zhivago, and his prose as cinematic, lucid, and crisp.
The son of a successful construction contractor, Lloyd received an education in applied science, and over a lengthy career came up through the ranks, eventually becoming a major shareholder in one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies. He retired in 2009 from his role as a chief executive and visionary leader, to pursue his creative interests.
Lloyd’s newest work, Black Diamond Conspiracy is set in Canada during the 1980s and is about the underground contraband scene prolific at the time. Children of Pleiades, released in 2020 is a two-part series that begins as an ancient, historical human drama that reflects the superstition and folklore of the people who first populated England’s Salisbury Plain. The first in the series, Rise of the Henge, tells the story of a sacred bloodline with legends of star men, and the struggle between forces of good and evil that defines the human condition.
Lloyd has returned to writing about people and organizations in his work in progress, “The Social Engagement Imperative, Leadership Embodied”.
Lloyd comes from a musical family, and has a keen interest in song writing, as well as oil painting.
A proud Canadian, Lloyd lives on a secluded acreage on beautiful Vancouver Island, on the west coast of Canada, with his wife, Karen who edits his work. They have four children and four grandchildren.