About Maxximillian Dafoe

Maxximillian Dafoe is an American author and screenwriter from Los Angeles, California known for her outrageous humor, new world organization concepts and unforgettable characters. Ambitious desire for social acknowledgment, the rise of economic awareness, emotional transcendence, triumph and revenge are recurring themes.
She is the author of the dystopian fiction series, Mollyville and the Bedtime Stories for the Intellectually Adventurous series, a collection of stand-alone stories for adults which includes the titles Afterlife, a paranormal satire  and Daughter and the Snake, a short horror story.

On a Personal Note

Triumph and revenge are recurring themes because (right now) that's what's bringing me joy. If the stories I write inspire me to laugh out loud as I write them, I take that as a cue that I'm moving in an auspicious direction.
Even though some of the issues I raise are provocative, my stories are darkly funny. In life, I've come to welcome humor in unexpected places; it presents itself in my writing in the same way. (Yes, I'm promising you laughs.) In anything I write, my goal is to leave the reader with something worthwhile to take home, a new tool for your mental shed, something to help out, to alleviate and uplift—not just while reading the story but for the long haul. Writing novels has been extremely rewarding for me. I want to spread those good feelings around.
I wrote my first story when I was about 12; I had just discovered Judy Blume. At my primary school, about twice a year, our homeroom teacher would pass out full color catalogs of books for young readers. The catalogues were cheaply printed on thin newspaper but chock full of tiny images of book covers and a brief synopsis for each book. Those were my favorite days at school, but also the days I'd get into trouble; we were supposed to take them home and look at them there, but I could never wait to do that and would have to be told several times to put the catalog away! My mom raised me on her own—I don't know how she did it!—but she still found a way to let me choose all the books I wanted from those catalogs. It was like Christmas when those books finally arrived at school. My book bag would be full to busting with all my new paperback books—it's how I caught the book bug.

 

Vices: Belgian ales, walks in the mountains, meditation, sushi, pizza (and anything else made with or of cheese)

The Afterlife Podcast Episode 013 ☂ Lay Your Head On My Pillow


 

After an entire day and night of binge drinking, Cassandra hits rock bottom. Dead Jimmy Jennings finds himself in a woman’s bed for the first time in twenty years. Will he rise to the occasion? Or go out like a chump?

 

Discussed in this episode:

  • How to use your intuition as a guide
  • Useful herbs for energy clearing
  • Unspoken roles in domestic service relationships
  • Using mental commands to establish active patterns during sleep

Mentioned in this episode:

  • Eiderdown
  • Hypersomnia
  • Derek Rose pajamas
  • Delta waves
  • White sage
  • Nag champa
  • The human heart-mind
  • Silverlake, California
  • Cashmere

 

Music by Otis McDonald - Rich Man in the Sky

Sound design, writing, performance and produced by Maxximillian Dafoe

 

To lend your support to The Afterlife Podcast and the host visit the author's patreon page at patreon.com/maxximillian.

Can’t wait until next week to find out what happens?  Buy the book… AFTERLIFE (Bedtime Stories for the Intellectually Adventurous, Book 2) by Maxximillian Dafoe, available now on Amazon. Send tweets to twitter.com/maxximillian. Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or your favorite podcast provider. 

 

There's no such thing as too much fun.Want some visuals on AFTERLIFE? All is available to you via tarynmaxximilliandafoe.com/forever-afterlife.

You’ll find images, videos and complementary material to enhance your experience of this podcast, and the story of AFTERLIFE. While you're there, look around Karen’s house, see what’s inside Cassandra’s Closet, snoop around her bedroom and peruse the other Afterlife themed pinboards curated by Maxximillian on Pinterest, like the one for The Afterlife Podcast Episode #09: Real Pain For My Sham Friends.

 

While you're here, leave your comments in the magical box below, and start a conversation—or engage in one.

 

 

STUFF FROM THIS EPISODE YOU MIGHT WANT TO OWN

Dress well, even for bed, because you never know, your pajamas could be the last thing you put on. (I'm only half-kidding.) These are the Derek Rose pajamas that inspired Jimmy's Afterlife look. Click the jammies for details and to purchase.

The ghost of Jimmy Jennings doesn't wear slippers but as a living, breathing, hot-blooded man you might want some. Because what are you going to wear with your fancy pajamas? C-slips?

Here's a more sophisticated option.

Ever fallen asleep on a fat woman's tits?

Eiderdown pillows feel just like that. Soft beyond belief. In designing Cassandra's home, I paid special attention to her private rooms and her bed, filling it with all my favorite things to create an atmosphere fit for a woman of Cassandra's taste and means. Eiderdown products, pillows and comforters in particular are expensive—even for someone who is well off, the price-tag can be prohibitive but I found this comforter (pictured here) that provides the squishy comfort that feels close to it.  Instant dreamland. 

If you've been giving your comforter the side-eye because it's looking rather flat, maybe it's time to upgrade. Here's a solid option. Tap the photo for details and to purchase.

White sage has been used for energy clearing for centuries. For years, I've used it to clear my space energetically before writing, and before sleeping—especially if I've had intense conversations or activity occurring in my bedroom like phone conversations, brainstorming sessions, or guests… LOL. Hey, just being honest!

The burning of white sage always brings with its earthy, foresty scent a feeling of calm. It's not necessary to fill your place with smoke and ritualistic chanting, but there are some guidelines that are helpful to follow which are no less effective in using white sage to clear the energy in your space. In my life, I've been blessed to have friends who've taught me their smudging methods. I've also done some digging around on my own to seek out helpful practices to enhance my energy-clearing efforts.

In another post, I'll share more about that. Once the post is up, you'll find the link here.

Because it's true for me, and helpful and dear to me, I included smudging—that's the proper name for the ritual of energy-clearing with white sage— in the story of Afterlife. However, as in any work of fiction, there are some things that, for the sake of good storytelling, need to be excluded. The details of how an astute energy clearer would really use the sage (unfortunately) bogged down the writing, and anyway I'm here to inspire and entertain, not give detailed instructions right?

I say maybe not.

Why not take this perfect opportunity to share with my readers (that's you--I love you!--thank you!) some beneficial things? No reason not to. On that note, I found this white sage smudging set and wanted to share—it's just like what I use.

Doing an interview for my human-interest podcast, Writer + Angelino, I interviewed someone who had a Native American shaman do a blessing in the backyard of the house he lived in because there were spirits on the property as a result of it being #1 Old as fuck and #2 a place where many people died and #3 built on top of a burial ground of sorts. (It's a great story and I promise you'll hear it on the other podcast later this year.) My take-away from that story is the addition of ending the ceremony with the burning of sweet grasses to usher in the 'good' spirits after the clearing with white sage.

Tap here or the image of the smudge kit to purchase.

The Afterlife Podcast is serialized paranormal fiction based on the book Afterlife written by me—Maxximillian Dafoe! Can’t wait until next week to find out what happens? Consider buying the book…  

Check it out right here, right now. Tap the book to read the first 7 chapters free.

 
 
 

SHOW ME YOUR LOVE. Add Mollyville To Your Goodreads ‘Want To Read’ List.

 
 
 
 

MAXXIMILLIAN’S WANT TO READ #GOODREADS

Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative
The Art of Asking; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help
You Must Buy Your Wife At Least As Much Jewelry As You Buy Your Horse and Other Poems and Observations Humorous and Otherwise from the Life on the Range
The Divine Comedy
Burnt Toast: And Other Philosophies of Life
The Wild Girl
The Prince
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
The Midwich Cuckoos
Lucifer, Vol. 1: Devil in the Gateway
Outstared by a Bullfrog
Far Off Things
Newspaper Diapers
Phantoms
The Hero With a Thousand Faces
The Dolphin People
The Dark Half
The 7 Habits Signature Series Set
The Power of the 7 Habits: Applications and Insights
7 Habits for Managers, The: Managing Yourself, Leading Others, Unleashing Potential

Book Lovers!

Already got it? Already read it? Already love it? Do me a solid. Tap the heart to leave an Amazon book review! I'd so appreciate it. And when you do, be sure to tweet at me so I can thank you!

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#GOODREADS CURRENTLY READING

Mere Humanity: G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, and J. R. R. Tolkien on the Human Condition
Writing the Blockbuster Novel
A Cold Heart
Guilt
Bones
Mystery
Victims
Iron Council
LoneWolff
The Good Neighbor
Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House
Busy Body
Death of a Hussy
Death of an Outsider
Death of a Snob
Finders Keepers
Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden
Death of a Kingfisher
Death of a Travelling Man
Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener

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Reviews

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Mollyville is intrigue on an intimate level

Complicated family issues surrounded by multiple sex & love triangles, all set in a mystical small town. Mollyville is intrigue on an intimate level. You'll be hooked in no time.

I couldn't stop turning the page!

I read this novel over the holidays and so glad I did! I just couldn't stop turning the page...each chapter was filled with juicy new drama! The characters have entertaining personalities! I felt like I was right in Mollyville while reading this. I definitely recommend.

Thank you for your encouragement.

Tap my heart to Send a tweet to let me know you downloaded my book! It would make my day! (It will also give me a chance to thank you!)

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THE STORY

Bjørn Olsen, a healing psychopath in the golden years of self-recovery, struggles to maintain his cool in Mollyville, an idyllic seaside commune nestled in the green valley of a mountain range jutting out of the sea. It's a whole new world separated from an earlier one (the one just like ours) not by the passage of time, but by distance, exclusion from world maps, and self-reliance.

Mollyville is completely off-the-grid.

Rich with cutting-edge technology and abundant in natural resources, Mollyville thrives as a self-policing, paradise community with beaches, cliffs, exotic forests and a system of unknowably vast subterranean caverns that extend beyond sight. Social media is a construct of the past. No emails. No smart phones. No telephones. And, no problems… until Bjørn runs into his wife’s used-to-be best-friend at a hotel bar and makes the terrible mistake of approaching her. He had no idea she’d become so bitter. Shouting allegations, she causes a scene.

As the salacious gossip rips through Mollyville, whispers of ‘a recognizing’ bleed through the community. Bjørn, laden with his rotten adult children, a careless, promiscuous wife and a vindictive ex-girlfriend, begins to fear the Olsens have rocked the boat a little too hard.

While Mollyville residents give each other a wide berth, tolerating all but some transgressions in the name of keeping the peace—there’s no formal law enforcement—there is an integrity-based peacekeeping by way of calling for ‘a recognizing’ when it’s deemed by influential members of the community that the peace and/or safety of Mollyville is threatened. In this instance, a fluctuating, self-assigned faction of residents take on roles of marauders to exact (a sometimes brutal) satisfaction, making a demand of retribution on behalf of the perceived wronged or the community at large in the most extreme cases of acrimony.

And Bjørn and his wife Eva are targets for murder.

Miles away, new arrivals to Mollyville, Janik and Nohl, two dodgy grifters tired of selling ‘sensual massages’ and asking for rooms and food on credit, decide to give up their lives of petty crime, allowing themselves to be mentored in the hopes of making Mollyville their new home. Plateau Nick, a crazy artist who prefers life in the forest, offers them a better way of life; it looks like the best thing going until an arms dealer named Merv makes each man an offer he can’t refuse, and they discover that—just like every other place they’ve been—there’s a cost to pay.

This story depicts disturbing relationships, employs suggestive descriptions, dark humor and frank language. It is intended for a sexually and emotionally mature audience.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

New World, New Ways: An Interview with the Author of the Mollyville Series

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Reviews

Mollyville is intrigue on an intimate level

Complicated family issues surrounded by multiple sex & love triangles, all set in a mystical small town. Mollyville is intrigue on an intimate level. You'll be hooked in no time.

I couldn't stop turning the page!

I read this novel over the holidays and so glad I did! I just couldn't stop turning the page...each chapter was filled with juicy new drama! The characters have entertaining personalities! I felt like I was right in Mollyville while reading this. I definitely recommend.

MAXXIMILLIAN’S WANT TO READ #GOODREADS

Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative
The Art of Asking; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help
You Must Buy Your Wife At Least As Much Jewelry As You Buy Your Horse and Other Poems and Observations Humorous and Otherwise from the Life on the Range
The Divine Comedy
Burnt Toast: And Other Philosophies of Life
The Wild Girl
The Prince
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
The Midwich Cuckoos
Lucifer, Vol. 1: Devil in the Gateway
Outstared by a Bullfrog
Far Off Things
Newspaper Diapers
Phantoms
The Hero With a Thousand Faces
The Dolphin People
The Dark Half
The 7 Habits Signature Series Set
The Power of the 7 Habits: Applications and Insights
7 Habits for Managers, The: Managing Yourself, Leading Others, Unleashing Potential

Do You Prefer Audiobooks?

Perhaps you'll consider listening to the podcast. Here's the first episode. 

 

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#GOODREADS CURRENTLY READING

Mere Humanity: G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, and J. R. R. Tolkien on the Human Condition
Writing the Blockbuster Novel
A Cold Heart
Guilt
Bones
Mystery
Victims
Iron Council
LoneWolff
The Good Neighbor
Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House
Busy Body
Death of a Hussy
Death of an Outsider
Death of a Snob
Finders Keepers
Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden
Death of a Kingfisher
Death of a Travelling Man
Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener

Follow me on goodreads

THE STORY

Bjørn Olsen, a healing psychopath in the golden years of self-recovery, struggles to maintain his cool in Mollyville, an idyllic seaside commune nestled in the green valley of a mountain range jutting out of the sea. It's a whole new world separated from an earlier one (the one just like ours) not by the passage of time, but by distance, exclusion from world maps, and self-reliance.

Mollyville is completely off-the-grid.

Rich with cutting-edge technology and abundant in natural resources, Mollyville thrives as a self-policing, paradise community with beaches, cliffs, exotic forests and a system of unknowably vast subterranean caverns that extend beyond sight. Social media is a construct of the past. No emails. No smart phones. No telephones. And, no problems… until Bjørn runs into his wife’s used-to-be best-friend at a hotel bar and makes the terrible mistake of approaching her. He had no idea she’d become so bitter. Shouting allegations, she causes a scene.

As the salacious gossip rips through Mollyville, whispers of ‘a recognizing’ bleed through the community. Bjørn, laden with his rotten adult children, a careless, promiscuous wife and a vindictive ex-girlfriend, begins to fear the Olsens have rocked the boat a little too hard.

While Mollyville residents give each other a wide berth, tolerating all but some transgressions in the name of keeping the peace—there’s no formal law enforcement—there is an integrity-based peacekeeping by way of calling for ‘a recognizing’ when it’s deemed by influential members of the community that the peace and/or safety of Mollyville is threatened. In this instance, a fluctuating, self-assigned faction of residents take on roles of marauders to exact (a sometimes brutal) satisfaction, making a demand of retribution on behalf of the perceived wronged or the community at large in the most extreme cases of acrimony.

And Bjørn and his wife Eva are targets for murder.

Miles away, new arrivals to Mollyville, Janik and Nohl, two dodgy grifters tired of selling ‘sensual massages’ and asking for rooms and food on credit, decide to give up their lives of petty crime, allowing themselves to be mentored in the hopes of making Mollyville their new home. Plateau Nick, a crazy artist who prefers life in the forest, offers them a better way of life; it looks like the best thing going until an arms dealer named Merv makes each man an offer he can’t refuse, and they discover that—just like every other place they’ve been—there’s a cost to pay.

This story depicts disturbing relationships, employs suggestive descriptions, dark humor and frank language. It is intended for a sexually and emotionally mature audience.

Thank you for your encouragement.

Tap my heart to Send a tweet to let me know you downloaded my book! It would make my day! (It will also give me a chance to thank you!)

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Just Another Flawed Character (for you to fall in love with)

 

Reviews

Mollyville is intrigue on an intimate level

Complicated family issues surrounded by multiple sex & love triangles, all set in a mystical small town. Mollyville is intrigue on an intimate level. You'll be hooked in no time.

I couldn't stop turning the page!

I read this novel over the holidays and so glad I did! I just couldn't stop turning the page...each chapter was filled with juicy new drama! The characters have entertaining personalities! I felt like I was right in Mollyville while reading this. I definitely recommend.

Thank you for your encouragement.

Tap my heart to Send a tweet to let me know you downloaded my book! It would make my day! (It will also give me a chance to thank you!)

tweet to @maxximillian on twitter - share some love

Do You Prefer Audiobooks?

Perhaps you'll consider listening to the podcast. Here's the first episode. 

 

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Bjørn Olsen, a healing psychopath in the golden years of self-recovery, struggles to maintain his cool in Mollyville, an idyllic seaside commune nestled in the green valley of a mountain range jutting out of the sea. It's a whole new world separated from an earlier one (the one just like ours) not by the passage of time, but by distance, exclusion from world maps, and self-reliance.

Mollyville is completely off-the-grid.

Rich with cutting-edge technology and abundant in natural resources, Mollyville thrives as a self-policing, paradise community with beaches, cliffs, exotic forests and a system of unknowably vast subterranean caverns that extend beyond sight. Social media is a construct of the past. No emails. No smart phones. No telephones. And, no problems… until Bjørn runs into his wife’s used-to-be best-friend at a hotel bar and makes the terrible mistake of approaching her. He had no idea she’d become so bitter. Shouting allegations, she causes a scene.

As the salacious gossip rips through Mollyville, whispers of ‘a recognizing’ bleed through the community. Bjørn, laden with his rotten adult children, a careless, promiscuous wife and a vindictive ex-girlfriend, begins to fear the Olsens have rocked the boat a little too hard.

While Mollyville residents give each other a wide berth, tolerating all but some transgressions in the name of keeping the peace—there’s no formal law enforcement—there is an integrity-based peacekeeping by way of calling for ‘a recognizing’ when it’s deemed by influential members of the community that the peace and/or safety of Mollyville is threatened. In this instance, a fluctuating, self-assigned faction of residents take on roles of marauders to exact (a sometimes brutal) satisfaction, making a demand of retribution on behalf of the perceived wronged or the community at large in the most extreme cases of acrimony.

And Bjørn and his wife Eva are targets for murder.

Miles away, new arrivals to Mollyville, Janik and Nohl, two dodgy grifters tired of selling ‘sensual massages’ and asking for rooms and food on credit, decide to give up their lives of petty crime, allowing themselves to be mentored in the hopes of making Mollyville their new home. Plateau Nick, a crazy artist who prefers life in the forest, offers them a better way of life; it looks like the best thing going until an arms dealer named Merv makes each man an offer he can’t refuse, and they discover that—just like every other place they’ve been—there’s a cost to pay.

This story depicts disturbing relationships, employs suggestive descriptions, dark humor and frank language. It is intended for a sexually and emotionally mature audience.

Book Lovers!

Already got it? Already read it? Already love it? Do me a solid. Tap the heart to leave an Amazon book review! I'd so appreciate it. And when you do, be sure to tweet at me so I can thank you!

read heart - thank you for your support of the works of Maxximillian Dafoe

 
 
 

Ep 013 ☂ Lay Your Head On My Pillow

Dead Jimmy Jennings finds himself in a woman’s bed for the first time in twenty years.