James Dashner is the author of the children's fantasy series and adult books. The 13th Reality, and the Jimmy Fincher Saga. His novel The Journal of Curious Letters was chosen for a 2008 Borders Original Voices pick. He has been published by Cedar Fort, Inc and by Shadow Mountain Press, known for their popular children's novels series Leven Thumps and Fablehaven. However, Delacorte...a division of Random House...is publishing his new series, The Maze Runner, the first of which was out Fall 2009.
Dashner's series The 13th Reality is about a boy named Atticus Higginbottom who receive mysterious letters from a man named M.G. He has sent these letters to several other kids around the world because a thirteenth reality has appeared and is constructed with a mutated version of Chi'karda (the mysterious force that controls quantum physics). M.G.'s loyal assistant Mistress Jane betrays M.G. at the discovery of this reality and tries to use the mutated Chi'karda to enslave the other realities and eventually the Prime reality.
James Dashner was born in Georgia and attended Brigham Young University. Dashner currently lives in South Jordan City, Utah and is married with four children.