The “Prince of Paleo-Fiction,” Max Hawthorne grew up in Philadelphia, where he graduated with a BA from Central High School and a BFA from the University of the Arts. He is the author of MEMOIRS OF A GYM RAT, an outrageous exposé of the health club industry, as well as the KRONOS RISING novel series. To date, both of his full-length novels, Kronos Rising and Kronos Rising: Kraken, have been awarded Book of the Year by Prehistoric Times Magazine and Geek Ireland’s People’s Choice Awards, respectively. In addition to being a bestselling author, he is a voting member of the Author’s Guild, an IGFA world-record-holding angler, and an avid sportsman and conservationist. His hobbies include fishing, boating, and the collection of fossils and antiquities. He lives with his family and an impossibly large rabbit in the Greater Northeast.