A promise to never stop learning & a fascination with storytelling saw Josh Provan began writing his first short stories when he was 15. His award winning history blog Adventures in Historyland was started in 2012, a place where he could indulge his ‘relatively absorbent but unfocused mind.’ Always intending to write a novel, the research of true life history for his blog & social media platforms led him to finish his debut non-fiction book; Wild East: The British in Japan 1854-1868 in 2020. Since then he has written a second book, appeared regularly on popular podcasts & started a YouTube channel & has branched out into illustration. Josh (sometimes known as “Lando”) is based in the UK, & to paraphrase one podcast host continues to share history with literally everyone whenever he gets the chance.