Josh grew up in Florida, where he quickly discovered his passion for entertainment and good story-telling. As a boy, he attended story-telling festivals, soaking up narratives from far and wide. By the age of 12, he’d written his first novel. It was terrible, but it was a start.

Over the years he has dabbled in theater, film, and music, but has always remained true to his first love: the story. And then, he discovered tabletop role-playing games. Throughout his teens and early twenties, he remained on the fringes of the TTRPG community, but in the fall of 2017 he dove in headfirst and hasn’t looked back.

Josh is active in D&D campaigns at several local game stores in the Chicagoland area, and finds particular joy in introducing new players to the game. He is very active on Twitter, formerly as @confused_lich, a roleplaying account, and currently as @JoshuaMSimons .

In his free time, Josh writes D&D modules and comes up with new ways to torture his players as a DM.