Joshua Charles Chadd, was born on March 8th, 1991 in Wasilla, Alaska.
I was raised in the Alaskan wilderness with my mother, father, and brother. Growing up in the ‘Bush’, I didn't have video games, TV, or the internet. So my brother and I had to use our imagination to entertain ourselves. As I grew older, I held onto my imagination and love for the unreal.
An avid reader, I’ve always loved the works of J.R.R Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Christopher Paolini, R. A. Salvatore, and Brandon Sanderson. In middle school I began to try my hand at creating my own magical world. It started off as a melting pot of the fantasy worlds that intrigued me the most. After graduating, this world began to take shape into its own unique, living creation. After some polishing and work, I was able to put down on paper my new fantasy world of Torrea!
I began writing my first book set in Torrea, The Weapon, in March of 2010 and finally completed the first draft in July of 2016. This'll be the start of The Hunter’s Trilogy and the reader’s first look into the world of Torrea. I have plans for more series and single works set in Torrea, plus a load of ideas set in other worlds.
My first self-published book, Outbreak, is a story of two brothers as they face the end of the world. It is a very personal story with the characters being heavily based off my brother and I. This story was so successful that it turned into a series, The Brother's Creed, which has won multiple awards and even hit the Amazon bestseller list!
I am a Jesus Freak and follower of the Way. As an adventurous nerd, I love the outdoors and when I’m not found high in the mountains of Alaska, I can be observed living on the rolling plains of eastern Montana with my wife, guns, and two katanas. I have a passion for all things imaginary and find inspiration in the wilderness, away from all the distractions of life. Some of my other passions include hunting, shooting, board and video games, hard rock, movies, reading and the Walking Dead.
Follow along as I embark on this journey through the treacherous waters of the creative lifestyle!