Max Hawthorne is an American author and screenwriter. Referred to as the “Prince of Paleo-fiction”. He is best known for his KRONOS RISING series of sci-fi suspense thrillers, which have garnered both Book of the Year and People’s Choice awards. He is the Amazon #1 bestselling author of the cryptid research book, MONSTERS & MARINE MYSTERIES, as well as MEMOIRS OF A GYM RAT, an outrageous exposé of the health club industry, and the children’s book I WANT A TYRANNOSAURUS FOR CHRISTMAS. His song, A TYRANNOSAURUS FOR CHRISTMAS, peaked at #2 on the 2021 World Indie Charts. He has been interviewed by both The Washington Post and Fangoria magazine, and has appeared on QVC, Spaced Out Radio, Coast-to-Coast AM, and in A Tribe Called Quest’s rap video, I Left My Wallet in El Segundo.Max was born in Brooklyn and attended school in Philadelphia, where he graduated from the University of the Arts. In addition to being a bestselling novelist, he is a singer/songwriter, avocational paleontologist, cryptid researcher, IGFA world-record-holding angler, and a Voting Member of the Author’s Guild.Max returns to Talking Weird to chat about his brand new documentary: WHAT DID MEGALODON EAT? THE MEGALODON SCAVENGER THEORY"What did the mighty Meg eat? Was Megalodon a Scavenger? Join bestselling author, avocational paleontologist, and IGFA world-record-holding shark angler Max Hawthorne, as he reviews the science and the fossil evidence supporting his controversial Meg scavenger theory. Was the prehistoric shark a predator, a scavenger, or both? Could megalodon still be alive? The answers may surprise you."Max with be explaining his controversial Megalodon theory, and will also share other stories about aquatic cryptids that are still reported today!This is a fascinating chat with an incredible and knowledgable author and researcher.