Meet Inksmith, the author


Joshua FitzGerald, a 26-year-old college graduate, has been writing since his early homeschool years. His vivid imagination and unique way with words earned him writing awards even in his early school career. From a young age, the beginnings of a world and its characters began to take form in his mind. The more he thought about it, the larger the world became until he realized he needed to share it with others. Reading authors such as J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Dewis, Wayne Thomas Batson, Frank E. Peretti, and Ted Dekker inspired him to develop his story into an allegorical novel. Though he had plenty of experience writing for school, a class in novel writing allowed Joshua to bring his characters to life on the written page. Working with other students in a writing group helped the project materialize into a reality. The manuscript for the second book in the 8th Dimension series was recently completed and has now entered the editing stage.

My story was inspired by God’s Word. The Bible is filled with tales of heroes of great renown, all of whom serve their Creator, of good triumphing over evil, and of God’s direct power over the laws of nature to accomplish His will.

Joshua lives with his family in Northern California and enjoys playing the piano, composing music, and writing. He has recently graduated from SJSU with a B.A. in Radio, Film, and Television. He looks forward to ultimately seeing his stories brought to life in film.