Maxximillian Dafoe is an American novelist, screenwriter, actress, and poet. She is the author of Mollyville—a genre-busting dystopian suspense series, and Bedtime Stories for the Intellectually Adventurous, a series of standalone stories for adults which includes the title Afterlife.
In addition to being an author, Maxximillian is the host of three podcasts. The latest being Maxximillian Presents: Thematic, a creative-career oriented podcast that offers listeners entertaining stories from artists, writers, journalists, innovators, and scientists as well as practical advice from people who are finding success and willing to share what they know to help others achieve. Each episode features a long-form interview, unique music finds, and a think-piece—all tied together with a fun listener-suggested theme. Expect uplifting conversations, inspiring themes, and humorous perspectives. It’s a feel-good show on how to get the most (and the best) out of life.
The Mollyville Dystopian Modern Radio Drama airs new episodes on Mondays and is currently in its first season. Season One’s storyline illustrates the personal triumphs and challenges of a commune of expatriates who have pioneered their way to an off-grid paradise landscape in a remote unmapped area where they hope to live without the constraints and punitive aspects of our modern society.
Afterlife Paranormal Modern Radio Drama is the darkly humorous story of Jimmy Jennings who wakes up dead in Los Angeles with no clue as to how he can get to the afterlife. In a neighborhood across town, Karen, a young woman who has (finally, after years of doggedly pursuing her dreams) become a celebrity, struggles to shake off the last of her old habits of self-sabotage and vice. Pulled back into the fray by a surprise visit from Richard, a toxic but influential acquaintance who just won’t let go (especially now that Karen is famous), Karen accepts a bribe despite a niggle in the back of her mind that Richard isn’t to be trusted. Old friends, past missteps and memories coalesce into an afterlife experience that leaves Karen and Jimmy both wondering just how much of life as we know it is really real, and whether the truth about that is even important. The 19 episode mini-series has come to a conclusion and is now available in its entirety for binge listening.
The Mollyville Dystopian Modern Radio Drama, the Afterlife Paranormal Modern Radio Drama and Maxximillian Presents: THEMATIC are written, produced, and performed by Maxximillian Dafoe. All podcasts are free to listen to and download from iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Play, Pocket Casts and Blog Talk Radio, and wherever podcasts are found.
Her latest short horror story Daughter and the Snake is available on Amazon and on Audible.com in audiobook format read by world-class narrator Dennis Kleinman.
For sneak peeks at forthcoming works visit podcasts.maxximilliandafoe.com/patron-rewards.
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“When we do not secure results at once, we sometimes become discouraged, and conclude that it is no use to try. At such times, friends will usually tell us that we are simply dreaming, and they will advise us to go to work at something practical, something that we really can accomplish; but if we ignore the advice of our friends, and continue to be true to the great idea that we have resolved to work out, we shall finally reach our goal, and when we do, those very same friends will tell us that we took the proper course. So long as the man with ambition is a failure, the world will tell him to let go of his ideal; but when his ambition is realized, the world will praise him for the persistence and the determination that he manifested during his dark hours, and everybody will point to his life as an example for coming generations. This is invariably the rule. Therefore pay no attention to what the world says when you are down. Be determined to get up, to reach the highest goal you have in view, and you will.”
— Christian Daa Larson, Your Forces And How To Use Them