Jake Maddox

Who is Jake Maddox? Athlete, author, world-traveler – or all three? He has surfed in Hawaii, scuba-dived in Australia, and climbed the mountains of Peru and Alaska. His books range from the most popular team sports to outdoor activities to survival adventures and even to auto racing. His exploits have inspired numerous writers to walk in his footsteps – literally! Each of his stories is stamped with teamwork, fair play, and a strong sense of self-worth and discipline. Always a team-player, Maddox realizes it takes more than one man (or woman) to create a book good enough for a young reader. He hopes the lessons learned on the court, field, or arena and the champion sprinter pace of his books can motivate kids to become better athletes and lifelong readers.

Favorite sports

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Snowboarding

Favorite movies

  • The Blind Side
  • Remember the Titans
  • Mystery, Alaska
  • Hoosiers
  • Bad News Bears
  • Hoop Dreams

Most popular questions from fans:

Q: Why did you start writing?
A: I love books, and I love sports, so I wanted to combine two of my favorite things.

Q: What sport is your favorite to write about?
A: I love the speed of go-kart racing, the skill of football, the energy of basketball, the excitement of soccer – it’s too hard to pick a favorite!

Jake Maddox has over 80 books! See below for more of Jake's books.

FOOTBALL >

BASKETBALL >

BASEBALL >

HOCKEY >

BIKES >

SKATEBOARDING >

RACE CAR DRIVING >

SURVIVAL STORIES >

OUTDOORS >

PAINTBALL >

MORE SPORTS >

STARRING GIRLS >