Todd F. Cope grew up in a family of thirteen children. As the youngest, he quickly learned that service was the best way to get along with others. After graduating from high school, Todd traveled to Western Australia to work as a missionary. It was there that he met a missionary from New Zealand who would later become his wife.
Todd and Denise were married in New Zealand, where they lived for two years before returning to the United States so he could continue his education. Together they raised four children and are now experiencing the joys of being grandparents.
It was his desire to help others that led Todd to pursue a career in nursing. As a nurse for more than 30 years, he has had the opportunity of working in a variety of settings, but the majority of his career has involved caring for the elderly. In his spare time, Todd enjoys running, gardening and spending time with his family.
Todd’s love for writing dates back to the fourth grade when he won a poetry writing contest. He continued to be honored for his essays, poetry and prose throughout his school career. Todd has published many articles on a variety of subjects in several forums including the Ensign and New Era magazines. He is the author of four published novels, most notably The Shift, a self-published work that inspired the CBS Television movie The Last Dance, starring Maureen O’Hara.