Cameron comes to ESM Prep from the publishing world, specifically magazines.
After graduating from the University of Colorado-Boulder, he embarked on an odyssey that took him from rural daily newspapers in Georgia and Idaho to New York City, where he had a 17-year run at Time Inc., working remotely from Boise, Idaho for most of that time.
His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Golf Magazine, Runner’s World and other publications. Although his journalism career has seen him delve into mostly sports, he also has profiled a serial killer, mused on the accuracy of his birth horoscope, and written about a man with three hearts. He is also the author of the acclaimed middlegrade young-adult novel “Lucky Boy,” published in February of 2016.
Cameron believes strongly in the power of the personal essay, and in improving it through mentorship and editing—as well as second, third and fourth drafts. The ability to write well is a muscle within all of us; it’s simply waiting to be developed.
Unusual talent: Cameron can juggle and knows both the first and last name, as scripted, of the Gilligan’s Island character known as “The Skipper.”