Sunday, August 31, 2008

Boy Trouble

One of the reasons I began writing action-adventures & mysteries, especially for boys, is because I believed that boys learn differently than girls, and that their interests were different. Study after study tends to back up this belief.

The September, 2008 issue of Chicago Magazine contains an excellent article, Boy Trouble, by Lucinda Hahn.

I encourage you to read it.

Max Elliot Anderson

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Children's Writer Guide

I'm going to be featured in one of the articles for the Children's Writer Guide in their 2009 edition. They did a very nice job. In addition to the interview, about my books for boys, they list my web sites and published books.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Little guy in my back yard

Anyone who knows me, knows that I have always loved animals.

Tonight is the second night in a row that this little guy has come into my back yard. He looks a little young to be on his own, which may indicate that his mother could have been hit by a car. None of his brothers or sisters are around.

He doesn't seem to be at all aggressive. In fact, my cat, Auby, walked right up and smelled his tail, and it didn't bother him at all.

I gave him a little bread and water, and he was on his way. He's really cute.

Max Elliot Anderson

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Monday, August 11, 2008

New Book

Announcing a new book, due for release in September, 2008. LAY UPS and LONG SHOTS includes short stories by Max Elliot Anderson, Joseph Bruchac, Terry Trueman, David Lubar, Dorian Cirrone, CS Perryess, Jamie McEwan, and Peggy Duffy.

Published by Darby Creek, this hardcover book includes stories for tweens and teens who face obstacles, or are involved in athletics including track, football, martial arts, Ping Pong, and dirt bike riding.

LAY UPS and LONG SHOTS has just received a positive, first review by John Peters of Booklist.

Look for LAY UPS and LONG SHOTS soon at your nearest bookstore, or find it now on