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James D. Maxon

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James D. Maxon (1977-Present) was born at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska. His parents were divorced when he was three-years-old. Raised in a strictly female household, James grew up in the midst of mental illness and depression. He, himself, struggled in school due to a learning disability.

Without a positive male role model, James learned how difficult it can be for children to realize their true potential. Having acquired a love for fantasy at a young age, he began to write stories of his own, providing children and teens with messages of faith, hope, and insight.

Overcoming his disability, James graduated college with a 4.0 GPA. He deepened his connection to the creative world by following a career in design. He now lives
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James D. Maxon Like an NFL running back. You grab the ball and keep hitting the line, eventually a hole will open up for a long run. Getting those 100-300 words per…moreLike an NFL running back. You grab the ball and keep hitting the line, eventually a hole will open up for a long run. Getting those 100-300 words per sitting, painful as it is, will eventually lead to an easy 1000-2000.(less)
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So, my 7-year-old daughter randomly decided to write her own story at school the other day. So far, there’s two chapters (she even added chapter titles, ha!)


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Chapter 1:
Of sleeping in class my first day

I was sleeping one day. Then my mom woke me up. It was a school day. So I packed up and my dad drove me to school. I was so tired at school I feel asleep during class. So my teacher woke me up, bu...

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“If you measure your life by what you own, the cavern of your heart will never be filled.”
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“Fiction gives us a reach into the lives of individuals that would otherwise be but a closed door. If we are gifted with a desire to tell tales, then we should tell them . . . if only to reach but a few.”
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“Fiction gives us a reach into the lives of individuals that would otherwise be but a closed door. If we are gifted with a desire to tell tales, then we should tell them . . . if only to reach but a few.”
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“If you measure your life by what you own, the cavern of your heart will never be filled.”
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