Children’s book a tale of underwater adventure along the Gulf Coast

Posted on November 9, 2021 by Staff reports

Todd Fisher is an entrepreneur and healthcare executive with an alter ego — children’s book author. He’s just published Louie’s Great Race, the first in the series of the Briny Bunch Tales, all of which take place at popular underwater locations in our own Gulf of Mexico.

“Louie’s Great Race started 12 years ago as a story I told over many nights to my son Evan when he was much younger,” said Fisher. “Growing up along the Gulf Coast was a story in itself and gave me and my family plenty of rich experiences on which some of these tales and underwater locations are based. It was my son Evan and wife Alita who inspired me to bring this story to life through a book.”

The story chronicles the life of a young yellowtail snapper, Louie, who is challenged to a race by Rocko, a much larger, very hungry barracuda. Woven throughout the beautifully illustrated children’s book are important positive values and life lessons like friendship, working together, inclusion, persistence, healthy competition and forgiveness.

“I partnered with the incredibly talented illustrator Derek Roberts to create the characters and settings of Louie’s Great Race,” said Fisher. “His compelling visual imagery really brings the story of the Briny Bunch to life. The fun illustrations capture the imaginations of the young reader and draw them into the story.”

Louie’s Great Race is available at Amazon and autographed copies are available directly from the author at