Joey here. I was born in Valencia, California as the youngest of 5 children. I've always been fond of writing fiction, writing and playing music, art, etc., and I always seemed to carry a natural talent for whatever artistic field I tried. I credit it largely to being left-handed, but I digress. In school, my English teachers in particular were always very impressed when I had to write a story for an assignment. Ideas would flood into my head and the stories would practically write themselves. Writing books was always something I wanted to do, but it wasn't until I was an adult that I was willing to give it a try. My cousin (and co-author) Chris has a very similar knack for creativity. Growing up together was great, because to this day we can bounce ideas off one another and make the idea into something fantastic very quickly.