About Josh Langley, author, illustrator and daydreamer.
After failing high school twice and spending a ridiculous amount of time being unemployed, Josh went onto create a successful career as an award winning radio creative writer spanning 20 years. However it was his insatiable thirst to find the meaning to life and death and the insights he received that led to the publishing of 3 illustrated books about happiness and two nonfiction Bill Brysonesque travelogues of his adventures to find evidence of the afterlife.
Josh tours Primary schools talking to kids about his ground breaking children’s book, Being You is Enough and is guest speaker at events and festivals. Josh also writes articles for online journals including OmTimes Media and MindBodyGreen.
He lives on 7 and a half acres in the South West of Western Australia with his partner and a bunch of neurotic chickens.
Josh Langley grew up in the sleepy inner city suburb of Shenton Park in Perth Western Australia, where he was able to develop a healthy imagination.
As a child he was constantly day dreaming, exploring, drawing, writing stories and creating music.
While not academically gifted and having failed high school twice, it didn’t stop him from having a successful 20 year career in radio and advertising winning many awards including 2 Australian Commercial radio awards and being a finalist in other national and international awards.
In 2000 he started his own creative agency and lectured copywriting at the most prestigious acting and media universities (WAAPA) in the country. Around the same time he turned to painting as another form of self expression with lead him to being exhibited at the 2002 Perth Fringe festival.
In 2010 Josh started drawing the successful Frog and the Well cartoons which spawned 2 books published by Big Sky Publishing, Frog and the Well: Unconventional Happiness (2011) and Follow Your Heart: Everyday wisdom for an extraordinary life (2012) . Then in 2014, Josh published Dying to Know: is there life after death, a Bill Brysonesque search to find out what may lie beyond the grave which was followed up in 2016 by Turning Inside Out: what if everything we’ve been taught about life is wrong.
Blending the themes of the Frog and the Well books with his own unique perspective on life, Josh then created the ground breaking kids book Being You is Enough and Other Important stuff which received outstanding praise from parents and teachers.
In early 2016, Josh left his career in radio to run his own Advertising Creative business and pursue his love of writing and illustrating. He’s currently working on two novels, along with a pocket guide to creativity and is about to release the new kids book, It’s OK to Feel How You Do.
Josh currently lives in the South West of Western Australia, with his partner and a bunch of neurotic chickens.