B. J. Nybo created Elmo Jackson Man of Action because of his desire to write enjoyable children's books for young readers. Residing in Utah, B.J. Nybo is a happily married father of five boys. His boys are largely the inspiration and motivation behind Elmo Jackson. Along with his writing, Nybo also enjoys motivating young people as a motivational speaker. He has already spoken to thousands of children and has appeared on ABC television, in newspaper articles and on the radio. Nybo's message primarily targets positive self esteem and belief in one's dreams.