James Dashner Bio,  Age, Family, Wife, Books, Net Worth and Maze Runner

By | June 29, 2021

James Dashner Biography

James Dashner an American writer of speculative fiction, primarily series for children or young adults, such as The Maze Runner series and the young adult fantasy series the 13th Reality. His 2008 novel The Journal of Curious Letters, first in the series, was one of the annual Borders Original Voices picks.

Michael Bourret dropped Dashner in 2018 and by his publisher, Penguin Random House, following accusations of sexual harassment; Dashner replied in a statement that he was taking any and all criticisms and accusations very seriously, and he would seek counseling and guidance to address them.

James Dashner Age

Dashner was born on November 26, 1972, in Austell, Georgia, United States of America.

James Dashner Sexual Harassment Allegations

Comments were posted anonymously on the School Library Journal website in February 2018, alleging that Dashner had engaged in sexual harassment. Two said that they had reported him in a Medium survey about harassment while four comments claimed harassment by Dashner. Claiming to have been one of the accusers, a commenter said that they “made it up”. One of those commenters claimed to have been subject to “months of manipulation, grooming and gaslighting”.

Following this, Michael Bourret, Dashner’s agent, stated that he couldn’t in good conscience continue working with Dashner. Dashner published a statement on Twitter, which stated in part that; He didn’t honor or fully understand boundaries and power dynamics. He can sincerely say that he has never intentionally hurt another person. But to those affected, he was deeply sorry. he continued that he was taking any and all criticisms and accusations very seriously and he would seek counseling and guidance to address them.

Penguin Random House, Dashner’s publisher stated that it will not publish any further books by him. The accusations were part of the larger Me Too movement.

James Dashner Net Worth

Dashner has an estimated net worth of about $4 million.

James Dashner Maze Runner

Dashner is the author of The Maze Runner, a series of young adult dystopian science fiction novels. The series consists of The Maze Runner (2009), The Scorch Trials (2010) and The Death Cure (2011), as well as two prequel novels, The Kill Order (2012) and The Fever Code (2016), and a companion book titled The Maze Runner Files (2013).

James Dashner Published Books

  • The Jimmy Fincher Saga
  • A Door in the Woods in 2003
  • A Gift of Ice in 2004
  • The Tower of Air in 2004
  • War of the Black Curtain in 2005
  • The 13th Reality series
  • The Journal of Curious Letters in 2008, selected as a Borders Original Voices pick
  • The Hunt for Dark Infinity in 2009
  • The Blade of Shattered Hope in 2010
  • The Void of Mist and Thunder in 2012
  • The Maze Runner series
  • The Maze Runner in 2009
  • The Scorch Trials in 2010
  • The Death Cure in 2011
  • The Kill Order in 2012
  • The Fever Code in 2016
  • The Infinity Ring series
  • A Mutiny in Time (Book 1) in 2012
    The Iron Empire (Book 7) in 2014
  • The Mortality Doctrine
  • The Eye of Minds in 2013
  • The Rule of Thoughts in 2014
  • Gunner Skale in 2014
  • The Game of Lives in 2015

James Dashner Awards

2008: Whitney Award, Best Youth Fiction, The 13th Reality
2011: ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults, The Maze Runner
2012: Young Reader’s Choice Award, intermediate grades, The Maze Runner

James Dashner Height and Weight

Dashner stands tall at an average height and moderate weight.

James Dashner Education

In 1991, he graduated from Duluth High School. He moved from Atlanta, Georgia to Provo, Utah to study at Brigham Young University, where he received a master’s degree in accounting.

James Dashner Family

Dashner was born in Austell, Georgia, as one of six children of Linda Dashner (mother) and James Dashner (father). He was raised a Mormon. At the age of 10, he would type on his parents’ typewriter.

James Dashner Wife

Dashner is married to Lynette Anderson. The couple tied the knot in 1998 and together they are blessed with four children. Anderson is a former student at Brigham Young University. The couple resides in Utah with their children.


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