Carl Rust was born in Kentucky and grew up in northwest Ohio. He graduated from Lima Senior High School and earned a bachelor’s degree
in elementary education from Ohio State University Lima branch. He has been a
newspaperman, a factory worker, a teacher, a chef, a bottle washer, a dog
walker, and an author, singer, songwriter, filmmaker. He has been writing and
performing music for 20 years. He has always been a writer. He published a
novel for young readers in 2013 and also a short travel book. He currently
lives in Indiana with his wife Robin, a dog and a cat. He loves his job as an
assistant principal at an elementary school and plays music as often as he can.