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Max Teasdale

Max Teasdale was born and raised in Southeast Portland, Oregon three blocks from the historic Laurelhurst Theater. He had the privilege of growing up in a very artistic and loving family. He graduated from Cleveland high school in 1992 and moved out to join the workforce at nineteen. He has worked as a line cook, prep cook, loss prevention agent, Internal investigator, logistics clerk, freelance illustrator, production woodworker, server, mailroom attendant, stock boy, deli counter helper, bartender, and Sous Chef. He hopes one day to add professional novelist to that list. At the age of twenty-seven, he embarked on his writing journey with a set of story ideas and hasn’t looked back since. CLIFFSIDE is his debut novel. He currently resides in the spectacular Columbia River Gorge.

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CLIFFSIDE (Supernatural, Thriller)

Detective Jackie Hooper never wanted to come crawling back to her hometown of Cliffside, Oregon, or to find a surfer bleeding out from a horrific shark attack, but fate had other plans.

Jackie soon fears all the crazy stories she grew up with thanks to a father obsessed with the legend of the infamous shark shaman of 1912 might be coming true when she is the victim of brazen aggravated robbery shortly after finding a shark tooth necklace in a dark corner of her attic.

Determined to track down a suspect and recover the controversial family heirloom, Jackie is forced to take the small-town rumors surrounding a local outcast named Clyde May, more seriously.

Clyde has a reputation among the local surfers as a shark whisperer with a dark side. His obsession with his family history and his growing abilities to “feel” the sharks ignites a disturbing purpose within Clyde that threatens to plunge Cliffside into chaos and destroy Jackie’s world.

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