Wednesday, February 27, 2008

March is National Reading Month


There is no better time to introduce young, tween readers to the action-adventures &
mysteries by Max Elliot Anderson, that kids love to read.

Now from an author who hated to read, comes books kids hate to put down.

Author Web Site
Find books on Amazon, through Baker & Taylor Distributors, or email the author directly at
Over 50 pages of reviews at

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Talk about adventures!

I just write action-adventure & mystery books for boys, but I recently went to the Daytona 500. Now THAT’S adventure!

My son, Jim, is an attorney in Chicago. For the past three years we’ve made the trip to Daytona. The last two years were cold, windy, and damp. This year, the conditions were perfect. My daughter, Sarah, lives in the Orlando area. She’s a teacher in 2nd grade. This year she went with us too.

The Thunderbirds did the fly-over after the National Anthem. This was also the 50th anniversary of that great race.

We sat near turn 1, only 6 rows up from the track. The thunder of over 40 cars was awesome. Each time they passed, at nearly 200 miles per hour, the blast of wind blew the hats off of lots of fans.

My favorite driver is Jeff Gordon. My son likes Dale Earnhardt Jr. Unfortunately, my guy had a suspension problem and dropped out of the race to fix it. He finished way, way back in the pack. But he did finish 3rd yesterday in California.

Did any of you go to the race in Daytona this year? We’re already making our plans to return next year.

Max Elliot Anderson

PS. I haven’t posted much this month. Partly it’s because I took a very hard fall on the ice earlier in February. I was in so much pain, I wondered if I could make the trip to Florida. But I toughed it out and had a great time. I still have considerable pain from the fall.
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Saturday, February 02, 2008

Boys Behavior

Boys Behavior

I’d like to introduce you to two excellent resources concerning boys, their development, and their reading habits. I hope you’ll find them helpful.

The first is a site called Boys Behavior. You can find them at Here’s the opening paragraph from that site:

“It is our belief at Boys Behavior that boys behave in a way that is unique and it is to be appreciated and not trained out of them. They are unique in the way that they are wired, the way they learn, the way they relate, how they are encouraged and the way they go from being boys to men. The purpose of this web page is to be a source of encouraging the recognition of these differences boys have from girls and to celebrate that difference, to encourage those that deal with boys to learn to appreciate the unique qualities of boys and be able to grow these young men with these fine qualities in tact. Here you will find a mix of helpful articles as well as resources available to accomplish these goals.”

They also have a blog where you can interact with others on these subjects:

The sites are maintained by Troy Parrish. Take a few minutes to check out his sites, then let Troy know you appreciate what he’s doing.

Max Elliot Anderson