#1 New York Times bestselling author of The Maze Runner Series
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About James Dashner
James Dashner is an award-winning author of young-adult fiction including the #1 New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series: The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, The Death Cure, The Kill Order, and most recently, The Fever Code. The Maze Runner, the first in the series, was published in 2009 to critical acclaim. It was a Barnes and Noble Discovery Pick, a Junior Literary Guild selection, and made many year-end best-of lists including those compiled by Kirkus, Barnes and Noble and Indiebound. In 2014, a major motion picture adaptation of The Maze Runner was released nationwide, and was followed by a sequel adaptation of The Scorch Trials the following year. Dashner’s newest series is The Mortality Doctrine: The Eye of Minds, The Rule of Thoughts, and The Game of Lives.
Dashner was born in Georgia but now resides in the Rocky Mountains of Utah with his family. Before becoming a full-time writer, Dashner studied accounting and worked in finance. In his free time, Dashner loves to read, watch movies and TV shows, and snow ski.
Dashner enjoys speaking to groups of all ages about his journey to becoming a writer and sharing insight into the creation of The Maze Runner books and movies. He is an engaging and entertaining lecturer perfect for library and school groups.
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