Joshua Anderson learned to play chess when he was 6 years old. He began studying the game more thoroughly in high school and college. While helping to care for his grandmother who had dementia, he started working for Shining Knights in 2007. Over the last ten years, he has run over 150 tournaments, taught numerous classes and private students including several individual/team state champions.
When not teaching, Joshua is often writing, having written the lead article in Chess Life (on the life of GM William Lombardy) as well as the Coffin Corner (on the professional football career of Paul Robeson) in the last year. He also is working on a book on the Byrne brothers, who were contemporaries of Bobby Fischer, for McFarland Publishing. Joshua lives in Exton, PA, where he is on the History Advisory Board and enjoys his two cats, four rabbits, two turtles, and one wife.