Justin Kruse was born a middle son to a poor but unbelievably loving family. He was raised in a generation that he never felt quite in line with, often thinking that his heart belonged in another era. Justin spent much of his childhood adventuring through forests, hills, and rivers with his siblings and cousins. When activities of this sort could not be done he was engrossed in creative pursuits. A life filled with fine art, music, and storytelling spurred his imagination to great depths. Those who know him attest that he is undoubtedly one of the most unique characters which they have ever known. The inspiration for his writing is most largely pooled from classical works of mythology, the sort that speaks a wealth of wonder, optimism and morality. Though enriched by fantasy, Justin’s writings are meant to reflect reality. This is the way he sees it. To him our own world is fantastic and captivating. Thus writing is how he expresses his outlook on life, motivated by the idea that we simply lack the imagery and perhaps the effrontery to speak the truth of who we believe we are.