Max is a graduate from the Alabama School of Mathematics and Science and has degrees in English and German from Washington University in St. Louis. Max spent his twenties as a librarian-nomad, crossing the United States, and shelving (and reading) a lot of books along the way.
After moving to New England, Max became the director of a small-town library, where he could unite his love of books, mysteries, and geekery. Since then, he’s taught a lot of small children how to dust for fingerprints, helped teens and tweens build competitive Lego Mindstorm robots, and became his town’s definitive source on how to correctly pronounce character names in Game of Thrones.
Max cleverly married an editor, and the two have a 5-year-old son. They recently relocated to a thriving college town in the Midwest and welcomed an exceptionally needy dog into the family.
Currently, Max is busy working on Dahlia Moss’s next adventure. That, or he’s just playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.