James Dashner was born and raised in Georgia but now lives and writes in the Rocky Mountains. He is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series: The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, The Death Cure, and The Kill Order. (via Web)
Birth Date: November 26, 1972
Birthplace: Austell, Georgia, United States
Years active: 2003-present
Genre: Fantasy, science fiction, children’s literature
- James resides in the Rocky Mountains along with his family where they enjoy reading, watching (great) TV shows and movies, snow skiing, and writing.
- Fixed in a futuristic universe, a young hacker is determined by creating mass destruction.
- The Mortality Doctrine which kicks off with The Eye of Minds is James’ newest series.
- The book series of Maze Runner has been successful with its movie adaptations.
Notable Characters Created
Occupation: Creator of the Maze, Runner (formerly), Leader of the Gladers
Thomas, originally named Stephen, is a Glader and one of the creators of the Maze along with Teresa Agnes. He is the main protagonist of the series, named after Thomas Edison.
In The Kill Order, Thomas undergoes an operation for the Swipe so he can be sent into the Maze with the other Gladers. Through the entire operation, Teresa is by his side, scared about what will happen to her and Thomas, but calm, believing that WICKED will find a cure for the Flare for the sake of humanity. Thomas is then put into the Box and lifted into the Maze.
Occupation: Runner for the Gladers (formerly), Second-in-Command of the Gladers (formerly), Title: The Glue
Also called: Deedee (formerly, before coming to WICKED), Title: The Betrayer
In The Kill Order, a year after the Sun Flares, Deedee was living in a village with a large group of people, including her parents and brother Ricky. When The Flare began to spread, everyone in her village shunned and abandoned her when they found out she was immune to the virus, believing her to be a demon of some sort. In the end, Teresa told Thomas that her original name was Deedee.