Josh Crute was hiking up a mossy mountain when he peeked into the wrong rock cleft and discovered a doorway to another dimension. He hasn’t been seen since, but manuscripts addressed from the hills of Alabama arrive periodically on his publishers’ doorsteps. He is the author of several picture books including Oliver: the Second-Largest Living Thing on Earth and Jonas Hanway’s Scurrilous, Scandalous, Shockingly Sensational Umbrella. His next book Hornswoggled! hits stores in November. This is the last known photograph of him.