William Bruce Cameron (born 1960 in Petoskey, Michigan) is an internationally known humor columnist. Cameron attended Westminster College. Cameron is the author of the best-selling self-improvement book 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, which was adapted to the short-lived ABC sitcom that aired between 2002 and 2005. The show was later retitled 8 Simple Rules following the untimely death of John Ritter in 2003. His book, 8 Simple Rules for Marrying My Daughter, was released in the spring of 2008, and already had a Hollywood movie deal before its publication, with 89 Films and Wendy Finerman, producer of The Devil Wears Prada. He is author of How to Remodel a Man, which was excerpted in the August 2005 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, and was the subject of the November 1, 2005 Oprah Show. His novel A Dog's Purpose was published July 2010 by Tom Doherty Associates.