Want to see how popular books and movies hold up in our eyes? Here’s everyone we’ve ever reviewed in, one handy list.


Panel Attendee - Comic Con, Dynamic Story Creation in Plain English

“I went into Drakes panel on Creative Writing as a curious artist looking to learn more about creating dynamic stories. Drake stood on stage in front of 1000 people and told stories about the art of storytelling. Like a great story, he hooked the audience immediately by communicating to his audience in plain English we could all understand. As the panel concluded, we were all standing and cheering about the possibilities for what we would write based on what we had learned.”

Marc Tassin

Director - Gen Con Writer's Symposium

“Maxwell Alexander Drake's educational seminars for writers are exceptional. As the director of the Gen Con Writer's Symposium, I've received significant positive feedback from guests about the value of his programming. Even without that direct feedback, I have ample evidence from the fact that Mr. Drake achieves attendance figures every year that are on par with events featuring our biggest name guests. I believe that the secret to Mr. Drake's success are his well-planned, carefully thought out presentations that focus on practical advice but delivered in an easily consumable format. Guests leave his events energized and educated—the perfect combination to help an author achieve success.”

Kelly Swails

Author Coordinator - Origins Game Fair

“Drake is great at conventions. He's personable, knowledgeable, and loves to teach. He has a great work ethic and I enjoy having him as part of the Origins Library.”

Eli Jackson

Director - Authors Combat Academy

“Working with Drake was a great experience. He’s responsive, open to students, and fun, too. After seeing him teach at several different conferences, we invited him to be an expert at Authors Combat Academy. He was one of our highest ranked presenters (from our student survey.) He’s always professional. Drake clearly enjoys teaching and he has so much to offer. We’ve invited him back for a second year and are looking forward to having him again. If you get the opportunity to have him at your conference or to take one of his classes, grab it. You don’t want to miss out on this fantastic presenter.”

Trish Cobb

Coordinator - KABAM! Fest

“Each year that Mr. Drake has participated in our book festival, he has been a delight to work with and attendees very much enjoyed his presentations. “Drake,” as we call him, has always been a great asset to our festival.”

Chris Kovach

Librarian - Clark County Library District

“Drake has been great to work with the past 14 years! He is fun and friendly, and the patrons really love his writing program!”

Bobbie Ann Howell

Coordinator - Vegas Valley Book Festival

“Maxwell has always been willing ready to participate and has been generous with his time and knowledge. He has been easy to work with and follows through on his commitments.”