Sunday, August 01, 2010

3 boys + 1 Sailboat + 1 ginormous storm = Lost Island Smugglers

Lost Island Smugglers - Released August 1, 2010

ISBN 9781935600022

Lost Island Smugglers is book # 1 in the all new Sam Cooper Adventure Series.

Sam, Tony, and Tyler took scuba lessons together.

They decided to try their new skills in the ocean without permission.

A gigantic storm blew up from out of nowhere, and they found themselves...

...stranded on Lost Island. If they thought the worst had happened, they were wrong.


Sam Cooper Adventure Series

A Kid's Review

This review is from: Lost Island Smugglers (Paperback)

This is the first book in the Sam Cooper Adventure Series. Sam's father is a marine biologist. Just about the time he gets settled and makes friends his dad's job takes them somewhere else. Now Sam's family has moved to Florida. Sam has made two new friends, Tony and Tyler. Tony's father owns a marina. Tony invites Tyler and Sam to take free scuba classes. After, they have successfully passed their classes. Tony invites his friends to go diving in the ocean. He takes his father's catamaran without permission. Sam knows his parents have said no. Will his decision in this matter be the right one or will he find himself in deep water?

I am familiar with this author's works. Once again he has not disappointed. I would say that this is probably going to be my favorite of his books. That is until the next one comes out and I read it.

The lesson about being honest and obedient is a good one. I love the fact that Max always has a clear lesson and a Christian theme. However, he is never preachy. One of the things I really liked about this book is that it takes place in Florida which is where I live. I know this will be a selling point to my students. The fact that the three main characters are all young boys the age of my students is another plus. This is a book that I believe both boys and girls who are looking for adventure will thoroughly enjoy.  I can't wait to place this series on my shelves at school.


Fiction you can feel good about giving your child!

This review is from: Lost Island Smugglers (Paperback)

By L. M. Sedmina

If you are looking for a book for a young boy aged 9--13, check out Lost Island Smugglers. The first installment in a new series by Max Elliot Anderson, the book follows the adventures of Sam Cooper and his two new friends, Tyler and Tony. Follow the boys on a scuba adventure that leaves them marooned on a deserted island. As they draw on their survival skills, the boys face an even greater danger when they discover the island is not so deserted but is actually the lair of drug smugglers.

Lost Island Smugglers is a quality book full of family values that will keep your preteen boy entertained.


1. Since the book is distributed through Ingram, you can go to any local bookstore and it should be in their system.

2. You can find it on any of the online bookstores like Amazon and Barnes & Noble and others.

3. You can order signed copies from me. If this interests you, send an email to  for details. Great for birthdays or Christmas - my wife is always buying Christmas presents W A Y in advance!

4. You can order copies from the publisher at  

Lost Island Smugglers is book # 1 in the new Sam cooper Adventure Series. Captain Jack's Treasure and River Rampage are due out in future months.

My author web site is located at  

If you're looking for action-adventures & mysteries, that boys will've come to the right place.


"Sam Cooper Adventures are like good, family movies . . . as an ordinary kid finds himself in exciting and extra-ordinary adventures!"  Bill Myers - author

"Max Elliot Anderson brings a lifetime of dramatic film and video production to the pages of his action adventures and mysteries." Jerry B. Jenkins, Author

Coming Fall 2010
Barney and the Runaway

PRESS RELEASE - Max Elliot Anderson Publishes New Children’s Adventure -  (Release was picked up by USA Today)


Linda Glaz said...

Your wife's a smart lady. Buying way ahead means no strain on the purse strings in December. Way to go Mrs. Writer. Congrats on the book, Max.

Donna J. Shepherd said...

Congratulations on your new release, Max!

Lori said...

That's so awesome, Max! 35 manuscripts?? Wow! Gives some of us non-published writers some hope--good for you and way to stay with it!

James D. Maxon said...


max said...

Appreciate the nice comments.

Thank you.