debris & detritus deal!

April 26, 2017

Remember when I told you about the sassy anthology I contributed to, Debris & Detritus?

Of course you do, you are smart people and not forgetful.

Did you buy the book?


Okay, not forgetful, but crazy people ahhh!

This is your lucky day though. The book is part of a hot anthology deal right now and if you jump fast you can get it for the amazing shocking price of $2.99.

Yes. $2.99. All kinds of anthology goodness for you for less than a cup of coffee at Starbucks. Yay!

If you get it now.

On May 1, that chance has flown.

You know you want it. Hit that:


Debris & Detritus: The Lesser Greek Gods Running Amok - Adams



Nancy Bilyeau on Debris & Detritus

:::more nancy bilyeau:::


Debris & Detritus, the lesser Greek gods running amok -- a fantasy anthology collection of short stories



love for the book

February 19, 2017

Debris & Detritus, the lesser Greek gods running amok --  a fantasy anthology collection of short stories

The Night I Shot Johnny Valentine, by Max Adams, an excerpt from the fantasy anthology Debris and Detritus


In other news, the short story The Night I Shot Johnny Valentine, by yours truly, is coming to you in the fantasy anthology Debris & Detritus February 14th and now available for :::pre-order on Amazon:::





3 weeks!

January 23, 2017

Debris & Detritus

3 weeks till the release of the sassy fantasy anthology I contributed too, Debris & Detritus the Lesser Greek Gods Running Amok, featuring my short story The Night I Shot Johnny Valentine along with more great stories from other fabulous writers like author Toni McGee Causey and author and editor Patricia Burroughs — and more. Yay!


:::Check it out on Amazon:::


anthology ahoy!

December 20, 2016

Remember when I told you I have a story coming out in an anthololy? Well there was a slight publication delay but the anthology Debris & Detritus: The Lesser Greek Gods Running Amok has arrived. Yay!

Okay almost arrived, it technically arrives on February 10th. It is availalbe for pre-purchase now however. And it contains my sassy story The Night I Shot Johnny Valentine. Yay!

Also look at the cover. Ooh, ahh, pretty!

Debris & Detritus: The Lesser Greek Gods Running Amok


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BTW, you whacky movers and shakers, if you are entertained by me talking about attending a product party, just think how entertained you might be when I talk about Hollywood. Never thought about that, did you, sports fans?

Maybe you should get the book. Or not. How long is your attention span?


the book battle

September 8, 2015


Calvin & Hobbes

I’m in this huge battle to give up books. This became really clear in the Seattle move when the movers told me I was moving 5 thousand pounds and 2 thousand of them were books.


I’ve been trying to give up books ever since.


In varying degrees, I am winning. I’m down like 1,500 pounds of books since then, and with every new move, it goes down a little more. And I move a LOT. Now it’s down to at least 500 pounds or less.


I worry about my priorities. I’ll be sorting through a stack of books and hit Calvin & Hobbes and say, Oh fuck you absolutely not, those stay. Or Captain Underpants. He stays, God Dammit!


I suspect this doesn’t much say I am an adult.


tnnsg does christmas

December 4, 2014

TNSSG 2 for 1 Deal

CHRISTMAS 2 for 1 SALE! Order your copy of The New Screenwriter’s Survival Guide now through January 1st and it will arrive WITH AN EXTRA BOOK FOR A FRIEND.



a library story

November 4, 2014






I went back to the town —





I went to high school in.

Okay not really the town I went to high school in. A town on a long highway lined by small towns where I lived and one of those towns, I went to high school in. And another, I lived in.  Actually, many of them I lived in.

It was a long road.  Highway 101. And the towns were very small. Lining Highway 101.  Far north.

It had been years since I was there.

I was appalled the library had moved off the main street to some back street. It wasn’t even in a real building. It was in a trailer. Surrounded by gravel. Like, real gravel. Small town gravel. This is what they do for parking lots in small towns when they don’t pave them. And if you don’t know what that means, well, that means you don’t know small towns.

I thought, Well this is where I am from, the library should at least have my book. So I went in and donated some copies of my book.



The librarian asked me to sign the books. I wasn’t sure how to sign books to a library. I am used to signing books to people.

I think I put something funny down like, To my friends and fans at the library, Love Max. Then I went on about my business trying to take care of things family while I was there. Very few of which worked out.

Later I was living on a mountain. There’s not much to do on a mountain besides chop wood, feed the fire, and make sure the water lines are still open. Or catch poison oak crawling through underbrush to fix water lines. Or — well this is not about mountain living.

This is a library story.

I hit the library for books.

At the library, they told me, You have to have a street address or something to prove an address. A utility bill or something. And I said, Well I got nothing, I’m on a mountain, no street address, no utilities, all mail is going to general delivery, I guess I am toes up here at the library.

Then the librarian who was there when I brought in books to donate came out and said, Wait, aren’t you the author who donated books?

And I said, Yes.

And she said, She’s okay. Give her a library card. And books.

I read about 500 books out of that library for the three months I was on that mountain. And was really glad I had donated those books.