Meet the Makers

"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."

- an African proverb

Jamaal Fridge


Jamaal W.M. Fridge is an evangelist, licensed to minister in a nondenominational church in Chicago, where he was born and raised. After graduating from Calvin University with a degree in Business, he went to China for six years to teach English, working with both children and adults.

He has a passion for Christian Education and Biblical Literacy, and wants to use his knowledge of God to further the wellbeing of the oppressed. In his spare time, he loves to write books, ride bikes, watch Avatar: The Last Airbender, and play video games. While he can be quiet, his mind races with ideas to reach new people, and to bring the wisdom of God into each setting.

He looks forward to developing the stories of Theodore Addison and his friends, but most hopes to impact the development of your life story through these books. Jamaal can be reached on Facebook @AddisonBooks if you want more information about upcoming stories, like My New Home, Operation Mapleview, The Average Genius, and others.

Ardin Patterson


Ardin Patterson is a Canadian Voice Actor represented by Noble Caplan Abrams, who has recorded for animation, radio and audiobooks. She is known for voicing Margot for Mattel's Polly Pocket series, and Kayla on Matchbox.

Outside of voice acting Ardin is a Young Adult author, and ARC Ambassador for both Children's and Middle-Grade literature. She reviews Young Adult, Manga and an array of fiction on her personal blog. When she's not reading she can be found playing video games with her sister or drawing.

Daniel Hill


Coming soon...

Inka Iskandar

Former Illustrator

Inka is an Indonesian artist responsible for the artwork for 5th Grade Challenge, as well as the covers for My New Home and The Average Genius. She really brought the characters to life, and it's hard to imagine them any other way. While she has moved onto other work, AddisonBooks owes her a debt of gratitude for her service.

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