As a kid, there was nothing that made Josh Crute happier than reading books. As an adult, there’s nothing that makes him happier than writing them! Josh studied English at Samford University before completing his M.F.A. in Film Production at Florida State University. When his short film became a runner-up in the Children’s Category of the Student Emmys, he moved to California to seek his fortune in the movie business. While there, he created book trailers for authors, tutored kids in writing, and worked as a children’s bookseller in an independent bookstore. He finally put two and two together, abandoned the movie dream, and started writing books. His first picture book, Oliver, the Second Largest Living Thing on Earth, was published by Page Street Publishing. Josh now resides in the hills of Alabama. He loves post-punk, kung fu movies, and the Middle Ages, but has yet to figure out a way to get them all into one story.