Hi. I’m Max.
LATEST NEWS: My most recent short story, Pterodactly Tarator (or Dinosaur Soup), is out now in the Fall 2019 print issue of Outlook Springs. Here’s a quick look at the opening paragraphs inside…
The full story won’t be online until 2020 but if you’d like to read it now, please consider supporting the hard-working folks at this lovely little lit mag by purchasing a physical copy of Outlook Springs!
in other news…
WE WON! Our screenplay, THE GRAVEYARD SHIFT, was given the 2019 High Scribe Award, which recognizes an emerging voice in screenwriting!
NEW FICTION: WHEN THE SHOOTING STARTED
I also teach a very exclusive class over at McSweeney's. If you'd like to become a writer too, let me help you.
Don’t have the time to read any fiction these days?
I get it.
You've got a short enough attention span as it is and summer's over, which means you're not at the beach anymore - you're just checking this website out at work while Jim recaps expense reports and human resources has just turned off Facebook to increase workplace productivity so you really only have a minute to look at something that's not an excel spreadsheet. Well, my short story, The Bird, was published by the dreamy, wild, and uncompromising lit mag CHEAP POP.
And it will only take a literal minute to read. Just click on the bird below!
Or perhaps you like pictures with your words? Who doesn't. Graphic Novels ARE novels, dammit. So let us not forget Dislocated, a project that maybe was ahead of it's time? Written and released way back in 2012 before I truly understood how the internet worked, I collaborated with a couple incredible artists to make a wholly unique, episodic storytelling experience featuring infinite scrolling, original artwork, and man-eating wolves.
I've also written commercials for Char-Broil Grills...
... and often help brands like The Wheelhouse, Signal Snowboards, and Live Nation find their voice.
Wow. You're still here. Let me tell you some other interesting things about me. I was once a background actor on television shows like How I Met Your Mother -
- and CSI: Miami …
My hometown was listed as one of Buzzfeed's 12 Bleakest Places on Earth.
But now I live in North Carolina where I work in landscaping as a gardener.