Josiah DeGraaf isn’t used to writing biographies of himself and thus likely uses more passive voice than he should. Nevertheless, he grew up in Pennsylvania with seven younger siblings before he started attending Patrick Henry College in the fall of 2013. Having aged seventeen years since birth, he likely has an unhealthily over-active imagination. He can thus sometimes be caught enacting various battle scenes against imaginary opponents when he’s having trouble writing a battle scene (or when he’s just having fun).
Josiah began writing when he was six (he wasn’t so good back then!), and has continued ever since. Thankfully, his experience and skill has grown over the years. Primarily a fantasy lover, apart from a few slice-of-life short stories, he tends to mostly write fantasy novels. His dream is to build a fantasy world as deep and as broad as Tolkien’s Middle-Earth where he might be able to set all his future stories. Favorite authors include (but are not limited to) J.R.R. Tolkien (obviously), Fyodor Dostoevsky, N.D. Wilson, Stephen Lawhead, and Wayne Thomas Batson.
Josiah is an associate editor at Kingdom Pen, a free e-zine for Christian writers. He believes that messages are best communicated in writing when the writing is first a beautiful piece of art. Outside of writing, he enjoys getting lost in a good book, engaging in theological/political discussions with friends, and playing board games.