Thursday, December 02, 2010

More books for boys...More books for boys...More books for boys!


NEWS! NEWS! NEWS! 12/7/10

Keep watching this blog for an announcement about a very important NEW book, coming soon in 2011. Can't give any more details yet but will as soon as I can.

Christmas Interview

More books for boys...More books for boys...More books for boys!

That’s the cry I hear from parents, librarians, teachers, and boys. I grew up hating to read. So for the past nine years I’ve been working to address this issue. Here’s what you can expect in 2011 and beyond.

Thirty-six manuscripts for readers 8 and up, especially boys, have been completed. Girls like these action-adventures & and mysteries just as much.

In August, 2010, Lost Island Smugglers was published by Port Yonder Press. It’s the first in the new Sam Cooper Adventure Series. This is to be followed by Captain Jack’s Treasure and River Rampage. This would make a great Christmas present for the boys in your life.

Lost Island Smugglers

Sam, Tony, and Tyler took scuba lessons together. Tony’s father owned a marina, so Tony got them in for free. After the boys completed the course, they decided to try their new skills in the ocean. The only problem was, none of them had permission to go, or to take one of the sailboats out for their diving adventure. Everything went well until the biggest storm the boys had ever seen, blew up from out of nowhere, and they found themselves stranded on Lost Island. But, if they thought the worst had happened, they were wrong. What about those high-powered speedboats that mysteriously disappeared? And what were they going to tell their parents, even if they did get off the island?

In 2011, a company in California will produce an audiobook of
Lost Island Smugglers.

In 2011, an ebook will be produced from Lost Island Smugglers.

In 2011, the following books are planned for release by  Comfort Publishing:

Barney and the Runaway March 1, 2011

Summer had no appeal to Mike Ellis. But neither did homework, or class assignments, or self-discipline. He especially disliked his parents always telling him what to do and punishing him when he didn’t. Wanting to teach his parents a lesson, he decides to pretend to run away from home for a day with his dog Barney. His plans go terribly wrong when a day later he finds himself halfway across the country and very lost. Meeting an old clown who also ran away as a child teaches Mike the importance of home, family, and doing what’s right. But can Mike and Barney save the circus in time?

Newspaper Caper

Tom Stevens was a super salesman. He and his friends delivered newspapers early every morning. Along their route, the boys often saw some pretty strange things. Then one day they actually became the story. Readers will like the humor, attack dogs, car thieves, and the chop shop Tom and the others uncover. This story reminds us of how important friendship is. It also teaches God isn't just for emergencies.

Terror at Wolf Lake

Eddy Thompson was known for one thing and one thing only. Eddy was a cheater. He cheated on anything, anytime, anywhere, until something happened up at Wolf Lake. It wasn’t the brutal cold. It wasn’t when he fell through the ice. It wasn’t even when two scary men arrived at their remote cabin. What happened would change Eddy’s life…forever.

Mountain Cabin Mystery

Scott and his friends had dreamed and prepared for their first wilderness camping adventure. When they become separated from their group in a mountain fog, trouble begins. There was that bear, the decrepit suspension bridge over a bottomless gorge, the sheer cliff in the dark, those terrorists in the remote cabin, the Army, the helicopter ride, and…

The Secret of Abbott’s Cave

A detective, a police scanner, and a cave offered possibilities for danger and excitement. Who are the real heroes in America? Randy and his friends pooled their resources to go cave exploring, discovered the hidden loot from a bank robbery, and learned they weren't heroes at all.

North Woods Poachers

The Washburn families have been coming to the same cabins, on the same lake, catching the same fish, for about as long as Andy can remember. And he's sick of it. This summer would be different he decided. Only he never imagined how different. The story is filled with excitement, danger, humor, and drama. In the end, Andy learns the concepts of family tradition, that God loves justice while He hates injustice, and it is important to follow the rules. Readers will enjoy the gigantic, jet-powered floatplane, computers, home made radio transmitter, and naturally, no one will ever forget Big Wally. He’s a fish of course.

That’s quite a list, and most of it should be accomplished in time for the ICRS convention in Atlanta in July, 2011.

You can expect additional news in the coming months concerning more books for boys that girls enjoy reading just as much. Stay tuned for that. As new opportunities emerge, I’ll be sure to stay in touch with you.

Thank you,

Max Elliot Anderson


Laura H. said...

Wow! The lightbulb just went on! I can't understand people not liking to read but if there's no quality reads, particularly for boys, I guess that would explain the aversion. Thanks for caring enough to introduce children to reading.

max said...

Thank you Laura. I appreciate that.

James D. Maxon said...

"More books for boys...More books for boys...More books for boys!"

I'm working on it...I'm working on it...I'm working on it ;-)

Getting close to completing the final draft of my next book, Traphis: A Wizard's Tale. Geared toward boys in their early teens.

max said...

Glad to hear it James. It's always great to finish a new one.