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Affirm to publish junior fiction series by ‘Bondi Rescue’ lifeguard

Affirm Press will publish a children’s fiction series by Bondi Rescue lifeguard Trent ‘Maxi’ Maxwell in 2018.

The series will be co-written by David Lawrence, author of the ‘Fox Swift’ books with Cyril Rioli, and will centre on ‘a young Maxi’s life on Bondi and his dream of becoming a lifeguard, with safety tips as a secondary focus’.

Affirm commissioning editor for younger readers Clair Hume said she was ‘immediately taken with this fun-filled series, which celebrates friendship and a love of the beach—two iconic aspects of so many Australian childhoods’.

Maxwell was Australia’s youngest ever lifeguard to patrol Bondi Beach when he began at 16. He has over 100,000 followers on Instagram and Twitter and is an ambassador for Tourism Australia and the Royal Life Saving Society UK.

The first two books in the series will be published in early 2018.


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