Author J Steven Young was born in Chicago and adores its mega-mix of people, backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities. Earlier, Steven actually hated reading and writing, leaning more toward drawing and painting. He later started keeping a journal, but it wasn’t until early 2015, after about 30 years working in IT, did he finally decide to go back write something worthwhile. To him, Magic is about creation, something we all can do today, without a spell or a wand. Steven believes early reading and stories that entertain but have a message are fundamental to a child’s development. He has several more Gus books planned and another about his Siamese cat. Fantasy wise, he is writing two more Hashtag Magic books plus many others, including a dystopian novel and a short story for an anthology with other author friends.