Todd E. Creason is an author and novelist whose work includes the award-winning non-fiction historical series Famous American Freemasons and the novels One Last Shot (2011), A Shot After Midnight(2012), and Shot to Hell (2014).
In addition to his books, Creason has published hundreds of pieces mostly on the topic of Freemasonry for various blogs, and written for a number of Masonic print publications including The Working Tools Magazine, The Master's Gavel, Northern Light, The Valley Voice, and The Missouri Freemason. He's been interviewed on the topic of Freemasonry on television, radio and his preferred format--the more relaxed and conversational podcast interview.
He is the founder, and continues to be a regular contributor to The Midnight Freemasons blog. The Midnight Freemasons is a contributor blog dedicated to exploring subjects of interest to Freemasons and those interested in the topic of Freemasonry. Creason assembled a team of regular contributors for The Midnight Freemasons to cover a broad range of interests. There are currently nine regular contributors to The Midnight Freemasons, and each has expertise in a different area of Freemasonry. The content of The Midnight Freemasons is featured on the Freemasons Network, a "Masons Only" forum hosted by the Supreme Council, 33°, A.&A.S.R of Freemasonry, SJ, in Washington, D.C.
As a Freemason, Creason is a Past Master of Ogden Lodge No. 754, and a member of Homer Lodge No. 199, Ancient, Free & Accepted Masons of Illinois. He is a 33° Mason in the Scottish Rite Valley of Danville. He is a member of Champaign Chapter No. 50, Royal Arch Masons, Urbana Council No. 19, Cryptic Masons, and Urbana Commandery No. 16, Knights Templar. He is an officer in the Eastern Illinois Allied Masonic Degrees Chapter No. 356. In 2012, he served as the first President of the newly chartered Illini High Twelve No. 768 in Champaign. He is also a member of the Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Ansar Oasis in Springfield (IL) and a member of the Illini Shrine Club. He is also the member of a number of Masonic research organizations, including the Illinois Lodge of Research, the Scottish Rite Research Society, the Philalethes Society, and the Missouri Lodge of Research.
Creason lives with his wife, Valerie, and his two daughters near the small town where he grew up. He has worked at the University of Illinois for more than fifteen years. Creason considers writing a hobby. His other hobbies include fishing, and music. An accomplished piano player, Creason played everything from country to blues in local bands for nearly twenty years.
All of Todd E. Creason's books are sold at major online booksellers like Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble and are available for both Nook and Kindle.
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