"With its focus on ragtag, skilled fighters and renegade sentiments, Max and the Spice Thieves is an entertaining island adventure." Foreword Reviews Magazine, Karen Rigby, 2021
"Max and the Spice Thieves is the kind of book that the Young Adult genre is built for. Peragine has crafted an engaging, brand new tale with many elements that have made classics of the genre great, while still carving out space for itself as a new, fresh story" Writer’s Digest Self-Published E-Book Awards 2022
Honorable Mention in the 2021 Writer's Digest Self-Published E-Book Awards
5 Stars Readers' Favorite
2022 Foreword Indies Book Awards in the Juvenile Fiction
John dreamt of being a writer since he was a little boy. He became a symphony musician, a social worker, even a Naturopath before returning to his love of writing. Now, he spends his days banging keys, tending his vineyard, and spending time with his family. John has ghostwritten hundreds of books, authored over 13 non-fiction books, is a journalist who writes for the NYT and other magazines, and is now an Award-Winning YA Fantasy Author. His award-winning series, Secrets of the Twilight Djinn has gained critical acclaim all over the world.