A nice OKAY ANDY mention over at the Chicago Tribune!

How could I forget?

In the meantime, THE FLYING BEAVER BROTHERS AND THE HOT-AIR BABOONS hits shelves in less than a month! Be sure to check out the preview pages.

I’ll keep you posted!

Hey gang!

I just shipped out final artwork for THE FLYING BEAVER BROTHERS AND THE CRAZY CRITTER RACE (book 6) and boy is it looking sharp in yellow. Can’t wait for you to read it this coming March.

This one is especially exciting, because it’s my tenth book with Knopf Books for Young Readers!

Well, that’s all for now. Back to work!

MAX

Lots of beaver action on the river this morning.

A quick break from deadlines.

A walk in the woods tonight.

Wolves talking last night while we paddled past the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge and Rehabilitation Center in Wilmington, NY.

Big move!

Hey gang!

It’s been a little while since I last posted, but I’ve got a good excuse! My wife and I just moved from Tucson, Arizona to Wilmington, NY in the Adirondack Mountains. I miss the desert every day, but it’s good to be back where I grew up.

In book news, we’ve got the release of THE FLYING BEAVER BROTHERS AND THE HOT AIR BABOONS (book 5) coming on August 5th. And the second Andy and Preston book, ANDY ALSO, on Septemeber 9th. In the meantime, I’m busy finishing up the sixth Flying Beaver Brothers book, which should be out next Spring.

Well, we’re all caught up! Back to work!

Your bud,

MAX

Future author, Matthew, shows me a thing or two about drawing!

A display of banned and challenged books at Calgary’s Signal Hill Library for Freedom to Read Week last month. The skinny one in the middle looks especially menacing.

An old Max and Pinky poster will do for a Saint Patrick’s Day post!

Hey gang. I’ll be at the Tucson Festival of Books this Sunday (March 15th) doing a couple of panel discussions and signing some books. Here are the particulars. Hope to see you there!

Hey gang. I’ll be at the Tucson Festival of Books this Sunday (March 15th) doing a couple of panel discussions and signing some books. Here are the particulars. Hope to see you there!

Looking for a Valentine’s Day gift for your best bud? There are even marshmallows! Looking for a Valentine’s Day gift for your best bud? There are even marshmallows!

Looking for a Valentine’s Day gift for your best bud? There are even marshmallows!

Hey gang!
My latest book is in stores today! Okay, Andy! is an early reader in the Jump-Into-Chapters series, and it’s about a curmudgeon of an alligator named Andy and his incorrigible coyote friend, Preston. Three chapters, ninety-six pages. The story is perfect for the small person that’s feeling confident with picture books but isn’t quite ready for text-heavy chapter books. 
And if you’re still not sold, talk to the good people at Publishers Weekly. They said, "Whether readers are the ‘Preston’ or ‘Andy’ in their own friendships, they’ll find this duo’s interactions irresistible." A starred review! 
Anyway, you can find all the details, check out a few pages, and link to your favorite bookstore right … HERE! For some reason the synopsis isn’t posted in the usual places, but I’ve got my team of interns and their extended family members working around the clock to resolve the issue. Oh, and check back soon. I’m going to get an Okay, Andy! finger puppet activity up on the site. Perfect cubicle-neighbor procrastination for you older folks. 
Back to work!
MAX
p.s. Almost forgot! Book two in the series, ANDY ALSO, will be out this Fall! More on that soon. Hey gang!
My latest book is in stores today! Okay, Andy! is an early reader in the Jump-Into-Chapters series, and it’s about a curmudgeon of an alligator named Andy and his incorrigible coyote friend, Preston. Three chapters, ninety-six pages. The story is perfect for the small person that’s feeling confident with picture books but isn’t quite ready for text-heavy chapter books. 
And if you’re still not sold, talk to the good people at Publishers Weekly. They said, "Whether readers are the ‘Preston’ or ‘Andy’ in their own friendships, they’ll find this duo’s interactions irresistible." A starred review! 
Anyway, you can find all the details, check out a few pages, and link to your favorite bookstore right … HERE! For some reason the synopsis isn’t posted in the usual places, but I’ve got my team of interns and their extended family members working around the clock to resolve the issue. Oh, and check back soon. I’m going to get an Okay, Andy! finger puppet activity up on the site. Perfect cubicle-neighbor procrastination for you older folks. 
Back to work!
MAX
p.s. Almost forgot! Book two in the series, ANDY ALSO, will be out this Fall! More on that soon.

Hey gang!

My latest book is in stores today! Okay, Andy! is an early reader in the Jump-Into-Chapters series, and it’s about a curmudgeon of an alligator named Andy and his incorrigible coyote friend, Preston. Three chapters, ninety-six pages. The story is perfect for the small person that’s feeling confident with picture books but isn’t quite ready for text-heavy chapter books. 

And if you’re still not sold, talk to the good people at Publishers Weekly. They said, "Whether readers are the ‘Preston’ or ‘Andy’ in their own friendships, they’ll find this duo’s interactions irresistible." A starred review! 

Anyway, you can find all the details, check out a few pages, and link to your favorite bookstore right … HERE! For some reason the synopsis isn’t posted in the usual places, but I’ve got my team of interns and their extended family members working around the clock to resolve the issue. Oh, and check back soon. I’m going to get an Okay, Andy! finger puppet activity up on the site. Perfect cubicle-neighbor procrastination for you older folks. 

Back to work!

MAX

p.s. Almost forgot! Book two in the series, ANDY ALSO, will be out this Fall! More on that soon.

I also hope my next book gets great ratings. Some fantastic Flying Beaver Brothers art and flattering words from Kienan in Florida!