W. Bruce Cameron
Bestselling Author and Screenwriter

W. Bruce Cameron is the author of the #1 New York Times and #1 USA Today bestselling A Dog’s Purpose series. The series has been wildly successful, garnering hundreds of thousands of social media fans and winning a Benchley Award.


A Dog’s Purpose hit the big screen on January 27, 2017.  From director Lasse Hallström (The Cider House Rules, Dear John, The 100-Foot Journey), A Dog’s Purpose shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.  The family film told from the dog’s perspective also stars Britt Robertson, KJ Apa, John Ortiz, Peggy Lipton, Juliet Rylance, Luke Kirby, Pooch Hall and Dennis Quaid. A Dog’s Purpose is produced by Gavin Polone (Zombieland, TV’s Gilmore Girls).  The film from Amblin Entertainment and Walden Media is distributed by Universal Pictures.  W. Bruce Cameron and his wife Cathryn Michon co-wrote the screenplay and continue to write for the upcoming movie sequels.


W. Bruce Cameron began his career writing a family newspaper humor column, eventually becoming an internationally syndicated columnist. His column, 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, became a New York Times bestselling book and a People’s Choice Award-winning series on ABC. It currently runs in syndication in 33 countries worldwide.


Cameron is also the author of Emory’s Gift, The Dogs of Christmas, The Dog Master, and A Dog’s Way Home, as well as Ellie’s Story, Bailey’s Story, and Molly’s Story, his novels for young readers. He is also the author of Repo Madness, the critically acclaimed sequel to The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man, which was named an Indie Next List Pick for December 2014 and was a 2015 Michigan Notable Book.  He has written for television and wrote, along with his wife and co-writer Cathryn Michon, the feature film Muffin Top: A Love Story, which was released in 2014.  Cameron was also named 2011 Newspaper Columnist of the year by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.  A champion for animal welfare, Cameron also serves on the board of Life Is Better Rescue, in Denver, CO.


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After Bella is picked up by Animal Control because pit bulls are banned in Denver, Lucas has no choice but to send her to a foster home until he can figure out what to do. But Bella, distraught at the separation, doesn’t plan to wait. With four hundred miles of dangerous Colorado wilderness between her and her person, Bella sets off on a seemingly impossible and completely unforgettable adventure home. A classic story of unwavering loyalty and incredible devotion, A Dog’s Way Home is a beautifully told, charming tale that explores the unbreakable bond between us and our pets. This fantastic and exhilarating journey of the heart is in the same tradition as the beloved bestseller, A Dog’s Purpose.

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While nursing a broken heart, Josh Michaels is outraged when a neighbor abandons his very pregnant dog, Lucy, at Josh's Colorado home. But Josh can't resist Lucy's soulful brown eyes, and though he's never had a dog before, he's determined to do the best he can for Lucy—and her soon-to-arrive, bound-to-be-adorable puppies.

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A charming and heartwarming story of hope, love, and unending devotion, A Dog's Journey asks the question: Do we really take care of our pets, or do they take care of us? More than just another endearing dog tale, A Dog's Journey is the moving story of unwavering loyalty and a love that crosses all barriers.

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After thirteen-year-old Charlie Hall's mother dies and his father retreats into the silence of grief, Charlie finds himself drifting lost and alone through the brutal halls of junior high school. But Charlie Hall is not entirely friendless. In the woods behind his house, Charlie is saved from a mountain lion by a grizzly bear, thought to be extinct in northern Idaho.

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Heartwarming, insightful, and often laugh-out-loud funny, A Dog's Purpose is not only the emotional and hilarious story of a dog's many lives, but also a dog's-eye commentary on human relationships and the unbreakable bonds between man and man's best friend. This moving and beautifully crafted story teaches us that love never dies, that our true friends are always with us, and that every creature on earth is born with a purpose.

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It seems to happen overnight. One minute your daughter is wearing bunny slippers and demanding bedtime stories. The next, she's wearing a midriff-baring t-shirt and demanding the car keys. 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter takes us shriek by shriek thorugh the process of raising teenage girls, including braces (the most expensive metal on earth), the telephone (seemingly wired to her nervous system), and, of course, dating (Rule #2: Keep your hands and eyes off my daughter's body, or I will remove them).

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With a sweet romance, a murder mystery, a lazy but loyal dog and a town full of cabin-fevered characters you can't help but love, New York Times bestselling novelist W. Bruce Cameron's The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man is yet another laugh-out-loud, keep-you-up-late, irresistible read.

Men, teenage girls and dogs Which one is more civilized? Bruce hilariously discusses the three categories of animals he finds most challenging.
The life of a writer From columnist to humor books to novels, screenplays and television shows, Bruce lets you in on the secret and often hectic life of the writer.

W. Bruce Cameron explains how he got the idea for A Dog’s Purpose.

Read a review for A Dog’s Way Home in the Sunday edition of the New York Times.

Watch the trailer for the 2017 film A Dog’s Purpose.

Learn more about Life Is Better Rescue.

Read “The Dog Days of W. Bruce Cameron” on the Huffington Post blog.

Read about the literary return of Repo Man.

Follow Bruce on Twitter.

Learn more about Bruce and the novel A Dog’s Purpose.

Praise for A Dog's Purpose

“By turns funny, heartwarming, and touching without being overly sentimental, Cameron's novel successfully illuminates the breadth of the American dogscape.”
Library Journal (starred review)

“This quickly paced, touching novel will charm all animal fans, especially those who loved Garth Stein’s The Art of Racing in the Rain and Vicki Myron’s Dewey, the best-selling saga of a library cat.”

"Marley and Me combined with Tuesdays With Morrie."
Kirkus Reviews