The Maze Runner

Introducing James Dashner, author of The Maze Runner series

James Dashner

Hi everyone, this is James.

     Let me just say that we have a lot of things to be excited about right now! The Maze Runner has been quite a journey for me, one that started over a decade ago. In 2005, I first began brainstorming for a story about a future where things are dire and a bunch of teenagers are thrown into a desperate experiment. Many drafts, many rejections, many changes, rewrites and years later, the series is now five books strong and has been translated into over thirty languages. Both The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials released globally as huge movies by 20th Century Fox, and now The Death Cure becomes the next major motion picture in the series to appear before the world.

     You can imagine how excited I am about all of this, and how grateful. And trust me, I never have — nor ever will — forget the reason all of it has happened. And that’s because of you, the reader. It has been so much fun for me to connect with so many people all over the world, and to take this exhilarating journey together. Thank you, with all of my heart, for supporting these stories, and here’s to many more adventures together with you.

I hope you all enjoy using the website, and please let me hear from you!

Your Number One Fan,


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James was born and raised in Georgia but now lives in the Rocky Mountains with his family. He has four kids, which some might think is too many but he thinks is just right. Once upon a time, James studied accounting and worked in the field of finance, but has been writing full time for several years. (He doesn’t miss numbers. At all.)

In his free time, James loves to read, watch movies and (good) TV shows, snow ski and read. (Reading was mentioned twice on purpose.) Most of all, he’s thankful that he gets to make a living writing stories, and considers himself pretty much the luckiest guy on the planet.

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