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The Maze Runner Lesson Plan

About the Author

James Smith Dashner was born in Austell, Georgia on November 26, 1972. He attended Brigham Young University where he studied accounting but decided to try his hand at writing, having been an avid reader since childhood. After several attempts, Dashner eventually created the character of Jimmy Fincher. Dashner would expand his story into an outline and eventually produced four books in a series, collectively known as The Jimmy Fincher Saga. After repeated rejections from publishers, Dashner's manuscript was well received by Cedar Fort and his writing career began to take form.

After completion of the four books in the Fincher series, Dashner began another planned trilogy: The Maze Runner....

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