Jake Maddox, who is he? His novels cover a wide range of topics, including team sports, outdoor activities, survival experiences, and even motor racing. Many writers have been inspired by his achievements to follow in his footsteps - literally! Maddox, who has always been a team player, understands that it takes more than one man (or woman) to write a book suitable for young readers. He hopes that the skills taught on the court, field, or arena, as well as the champion sprinter pace of his books, would inspire children to become great athletes and readers for life.