Known as "The Prince of Paleo-Fiction," Max Hawthorne grew up in Philadelphia, where he graduated with a BA from Central High School and a BFA from the University of the Arts. He is the author of MEMOIRS OF A GYM RAT, an outrageous expose of the health club industry, as well as the award-winning KRONOS RISING novel series. In addition to being a bestselling author, he is a voting member of the Author's Guild, an IGFA world-record-holding angler, and an avid sportsman and conservationist. His hobbies include fishing, boating, and the collection of fossils and antiquities. He lives with his wife, daughter, and an impossibly large rabbit in the Greater Northeast.