Known as the “Prince of Paleo-fiction”, Max Hawthorne is one of the founders of Far From The Tree Press. He was born in Brooklyn and attended school in Philadelphia, where he graduated from the University of the Arts. He is the author of the award-winning KRONOS RISING series of paleo-fiction novels, as well as MEMOIRS OF A GYM RAT, an outrageous exposé of the health club industry. In addition to being a bestselling indie novelist, he is an amateur paleontologist, cryptid researcher, Blog Talk Radio host, IGFA world-record-holding angler, and a Voting Member of the Author’s Guild, as well as an avid sportsman and conservationist. His hobbies include archery, fishing, boating, boxing, and collecting fossils and antiquities. He lives in the Greater Northeast with his wife, daughter, and a pair of enormous Siberian Forest Cats who, when they’re not stalking Max’s toes, sleep on his desk as he writes.