Stanley Maxwell is an author, free-lance writer, instructor of English and history and a teacher-trainer.
Born in Chicago, he was raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, and was educated at Andrews University where he acquired an M.A. in English in 1992 and an M.A. in History in 1999. He has traveled around the world more times than he can count. He worked with Vietnamese boat people in Thai refugee camps, taught English in China, Macau and Hong Kong. In addition, he has conducted biological research on the Galapagos Islands. He joined an archaeological dig at Tel Jawa, Jordan and studied modern-day cave-dwelling in Aman in 1992.
For two and a half years, he worked for Projects Asia as a field-coordinator in a Vietnamese refugee camp in Thailand. From the refugees he acquired the story that would later become The Man Who Lived Twice, his second book, released in 1997. While teaching English at YanBian University in China, he heard the story that would become The Man Who Couldn't Be Killed, his first book, which was a best-seller for Pacific Press in 1995. It is a true story about a man imprisoned for his faith during the Cultural Revolution. While researching for his first book, he learned about Robert Huang's story, which was the topic of his third book, due to be published by Pacific Press in 2004. Maxwell's articles have appeared in many Adventist periodicals and local newspapers.
Stanley has taught English and history in Hong Kong and served as a teacher trainer at Osh State University in Kyrgyzstan.
He recently celebrated his tenth anniversary with Phemie Cheng Maxwell, a Hong Kong resident, who once owned a beauty center. She is now working as a full-time mother to their two lovely children, Roxy, age 7 and Nigel, age 2.