Joshua Longo was born and raised in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn where he attended Brooklyn Technical High School, majoring in architecture. He then attended Binghamton University where he received his BFA in Creative Writing. Mr. Longo started his teaching career in Williamsburg, Brooklyn where he taught middle school English for 14 years. After moving to New Jersey, he started teaching at Piscataway High School. During his 16 years there, he taught English, established and taught a creative writing class, and oversaw the school literary magazine. Mr. Longo has also coached fencing for ten years. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, hiking, and listening to music.