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Supernatural Survivor
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About Max Hawthorne

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Author Max Hawthorne and guide with a 200+ lb Goliath grouper, prior to releasing the fish.

Max Hawthorne is an American author, screen and songwriter, as well as an avocational paleontologist who, arguably, solved the mystery of how plesiosaurs swam. Referred to as the “Prince of Paleo-fiction”, he is best known for his Kronos Rising series of sci-fi suspense thrillers which have garnered both Book of the Year and People’s Choice awards. He is the Amazon #1 bestselling author of the cryptid research book, Monsters & Marine Mysteries, Memoirs of a Gym Rat, an outrageous exposé of the health club industry, and the children’s book I Want a Tyrannosaurus for Christmas. His song, A Tyrannosaurus for Christmas, peaked at #2 on the 2021 World Indie Charts. He has been interviewed by both The Washington Post and Fangoria Magazine and has appeared on QVC, Spaced Out Radio, Coast to Coast AM, and in A Tribe Called Quest’s rap video, I Left My Wallet in El Segundo.

Max’s experiences with the unknown go back decades. In the summer of 1984, he encountered an unknown creature digging itself out of a grave in a cemetery in Philadelphia, PA. In that same region in 1989, he watched a UFO hurtling across the night sky do an impossible maneuver – a complete and instantaneous 180-degree reversal, with no deceleration or noticeable turning, at a speed that was at least three times that of the commercial jets below it (well in excess of Mach 2). During the summer of 1993, he observed a huge, anthropoid-like creature, which he believes to be a Sasquatch, for 10-15 minutes as it dived repeatedly for crayfish in a Connecticut lake. On November 22, 2016, Max and his daughter observed a winged entity that had apparently crash-landed in the street near their home. The creature had an estimated wingspan of 3-4 feet and, once it recovered, flew over the author’s SUV. Since then, Max has had multiple encounters with cryptids, to the point he decided to begin documenting his experiences in order to share them with the world.

Max was born in Brooklyn and attended school in Philadelphia, where he graduated from the University of the Arts. In addition to being a bestselling novelist, he is a cryptid researcher, IGFA world-record-holding angler, and a Voting Member of the Author’s Guild. Max is 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.

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