‘Maze Runner’ author is working on new book


Associated Press

LOS ANGELES

“The Maze Runner” author James Dashner says he’s working on a new book.

Dashner tweeted Thursday that he was working on new material and wasn’t using notes as a guide for his new project, which would be the first since he was dropped by publisher Three Penguin Random House imprints over sexual misconduct allegations in February. “I’m writing a book from scratch, with no input or guidance from agents or editors or publishers. First time in 15 years I’ve done this. It’s spectacularly fun and invigorating. I hope something special comes out of this...” Dashner tweeted.

He is one of the country’s most popular young adult novel writers, responsible for “The Mortality Doctrine” and “The 13th Reality” books. His “Maze Runner” series was turned into a motion-picture franchise.

In February, Dashner tweeted an apology for his behavior after he and “Thirteen Reasons Why” author Jay Asher were cited repeatedly in a comments thread on sexual misconduct on the website of the School Library Journal.

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