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- Hayden Coles, Author Illustrator -

Hi, my name is Hayden. I’m currently eleven years old and was nine years old when I wrote and illustrated the Axolotl Adventures in Minecraft book series. I live in California. It’s been a dream of mine for the past few years to write and illustrate books about some of my interests in science, sea animals, amphibians, reptiles, birds,  endangered animals, Minecraft, and more! I read many books on these subjects, watch videos, play Minecraft in creative mode, sketch, and draw in 3D and on the computer.

When I heard that Minecraft was going to add more characters to the game like axolotls, glow squids, honeybees, pandas, parrots, allays, frogs, and more, I immediately started having a lot of ideas about the adventures they could go on. These ideas quickly turned into stories! I hope that you enjoy reading about their big adventures!

Illustrating these books is fun and a lot of hard work! I sketch my ideas with pencils and turn them into 3D art on the computer by designing and building individual Minecraft blocks and details! Each block needs to be designed to look like a specific material. You may be able to identify some of the materials because they look like the ones that are in Minecraft. Finally, I put them together to make scenes for each chapter and story. I hope that you enjoy the Minecraft inspired illustrations!

I'm currently working on a few new books and would love to hear what you think. If you'd like to share your comments, please send me an email at


You can also visit my author page on Amazon at

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