Joshua Kimball was born in the American Pacific Northwest. He grew up in a small logging and farming town in the Blue Mountains with the freedom to strap a fishing pole to his bicycle and ride to the nearest river to fish for trout, when he didn’t have his nose in a book. Joshua was introduced to C. S. Lewis, Tolkien, and the Arthurian legends in grade school. He then moved on to Viking Lore, Anne McCaffrey, & Terry Brooks from middle-school to the present. Then David and Leigh Eddings ruined his comparative standard for other books in high-school. Currently, Joshua waits in anticipation for the latest works of Jim Butcher and Patricia Briggs.