Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Josiah Crocker started writing from a very young age. His first taste of a dedicated readership was when his grade five teacher read his short story about a superhero named Lactose Intolerant Man – a painfully autobiographical tale – to the rest of the teachers during lunch hour in the break room. To Josiah’s delight she asked for another. He wrote three stories in total for them before his adolescent mind moved onto other ideas and problems like how to get a girl to talk to him. However, along with the glittering success of the superhero shorts came the inevitable crash of peaking at such a young age, and he soon found himself showing work to fewer and fewer people, buried in his own thoughts and scribbling ideas down on the inside of his own mind. It’s only now, twenty odd years later, that Josiah finally got a girl to talk to him – she even agreed to marry him – and now he can get back to writing. You can find more of Josiah’s work online at www.badbear.ca as well as his literary podcast where they promote other short form authors.