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Johnathan Hillstrand from Discovery's hit show "Deadliest Catch" is here to talk about life as a king crab fisherman. 

Not only does he captain a large ship, he's also the author and illustrator of three children's books.

"Adventures of Little Bird: Pirate Dreams," "Adventures of Little Bird," and "The Adventures of Joey and Andy Crabs". 

Hillstrand,  found himself with some extra free time last June when he was laid up after a bull riding attempt ended badly and Hillstrand suffered multiple broken ribs.

He started drawing pictures for his two grandchildren while he recovered and found himself making up stories to go with them.

Then Hillstrand made the decision to reach a wider audience and turn his love of drawing and his stories into books.

Not long after he healed from the first accident, just two and a half months after the dude ranch incident, Hillstrand was hurt again in a motorcycle accident.

That time he broke three ribs on his other side and suffered a ruptured spleen, among other injuries. So it was back to drawing he went.

For more information on Hillstrand and the Time Bandit visit Signed copies of Hillstrand’s books can also be purchased from the Time Bandit website.


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