About Us

Far From The Tree Press, LLC is the brainchild of two-time Book of the Year winner and bestselling author, Max Hawthorne. When Max first starting out, he endured travails that went far beyond the stack of form rejection letters almost every author receives. His first literary agent – a neophyte who sent his first draft of Kronos Rising unread and unedited to publishers – was a huge disappointment, and the “publicist” he spent almost ten thousand dollars on to promote his tell-all, Memoirs of a Gym Rat, promised the world and produced nothing.

Undeterred, in 2013 Max assembled a team of like-minded individuals to form Far From The Tress Press, LLC, with the goal of handling both projects and publicity in-house. Eight months later, his debut novel Kronos Rising was released to rave reviews, including Publisher’s Weekly hailing it as “…worthy of sitting on the shelf next to Peter Benchley’s JAWS” and Amazon inviting him to add it to its prestigious Prime Reading list, alongside such legends as J.K. Rowling and J.R.R Tolkien. A dozen awards and a string of bestsellers later, Max decided to expand FFTTP’s base of operations in order to benefit other authors as well.


Far From The Tree Press is a full-service independent POD publisher of both eBook and trade paperbacks in the science fiction, horror, action/adventure, and cryptozoology genres. Our philosophy is simple: there are many talented authors out there who deserve to be published but have not been. Some have been overlooked, while others have simply been ground down by the very system they’re trying to break into. That’s where we come in. We pride ourselves in being able to recognize that proverbial diamond in the rough, and in working hand-in-hand with our authors so they have every possible chance to succeed in today’s fast-paced and competitive publishing world.