T.D. Ashcraft

T. D. Ashcraft created his fun-loving title character, Bump, in 2008. Pulling inspiration from some of his favorite childhood Authors like Dr. Seuss and Mike Higgs, Ashcraft began writing Bump’s series of adventures. Four years later, at the urging of his Mother, Ashcraft decided to explore the option of getting published. He signed his first contract with Tate Publishing in April, 2012. In April, 2013, his first book, Bump the Monster, was released and his dream of becoming a published Author was realized. Ashcraft’s second book, Bump and the New Pet, was released in June, 2016 and production of his third, Bump and the Family Tree, was finalized in December of that same year. In April of 2017, Ashcraft signed with Jump Splash Books, bringing his Bump the Monster series over to their imprint.


Ashcraft’s stories are written to appeal to children and parents alike. The characters are colorful, creative, and fun and each adventure teaches an important lesson while maintaining a rhyming pattern that’s easy to read. Ashcraft lives in Columbus, OH with his wife and their two kids.

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