TJ Cullin has written several short stories and a collection of silly poems but is best known for the children's collection Allie the Armadillo in Outer Space. He has spent the past 19 years as an outdoor research and child manager. A longtime volunteer, his passion is helping grade one children learning to read. Cullin was born and raised in Hamilton. When he is not writing, he is out discovering the many waterfalls in the city.