Where It All Began

Grant grew up in the mountains of Utah. As soon as he could walk, he was exploring the canyons and meadows near his home. Summer days were spent fishing on the local creek and catching lizards in the foothills.

Living near the mountains also introduced Grant to legends of lost gold mines and spooky stories around the campfire. He discovered the power of storytelling and began honing his craft, peaking in fifth grade, when his story about sailors encountering cannibals on a remote island earned a standing ovation from his class.

In college, Grant studied folklore and gained a new appreciation for the art of storytelling. For his senior project, he collected stories from the Navajo culture. His research was selected for the special collections of the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University.

Grant has a vagabond heart and often dreams of visiting new places. While journeying through the jungle in Nepal, he befriended village children who inspired the story of Rhino Trouble. As a tribute to those bright and friendly kids, Grant donates every penny he earns from this book to an organization called The Umbrella Foundation.

Grant is currently working on his next book, which also takes place in Nepal. He lives in a small town in Utah with his wife and two children.