Max West was born and raised in New York City. He spent much of his youth making visits to his local library (starting a lifelong love of books) and watching much television - both cartoons of the 1980s on broadcast TV and a variety of movies and specials on cable TV.
Earning a degree in creative writing from Baruch College in 2003 and taking night classes in art at the nearby School of Visual Arts, he created Sunnyville Stories in 2009 and completed his first adventure with Rusty Duncan and Samantha Macgregor in spring of 2010.
Mr. West and his work have been featured in the Midwest Book Review, Self Publisher, Library Journal, the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead and many others.
He currently lives and works in Fargo, North Dakota.