Friday, February 10, 2012

Remember Your Hardy Boys & Nancy Drew?

Why do I ask this question? For a couple of reasons.

The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew books are some of the most popular books of all time. Even though they were first published decades ago, you can still find new copies published today.

Parents and grandparents often tell me that they wish there were more books like these available again today, with modern stories, characters, and settings. Many have even said that my action-adventures and mysteries remind them of these two classic series. Six titles are also available as e-books.

That surprises me since I grew up as a struggling, reluctant reader. Because of this, I didn't read books from either series. My background comes from dramatic films production, video productions, and television commercials over more than forty years.

If you’re looking for exciting books for your children, grandchildren, and students, with chapters that end in cliffhangers, try one of my books. People who do, often come back for more.

Thank you,

Max Elliot Anderson

Author of action-adventures & mysteries for readers 8 – 13.

Barney and the Runaway  - ISBN: 9780984559848
North Woods Poachers  - ISBN: 9781936695058
Newspaper Caper - ISBN: 9781936695263
When the Lights Go Out - ISBN: 9781936695478
Legend of the White Wolf - ISBN: 9781936695690
Terror at Wolf Lake - ISBN: 9781936695966
Lost Island Smugglers - book #1 Sam Cooper Adventure Series ISBN: 9781935600022
Captain Jack's Treasure - book #2 Sam Cooper Adventure Series
ISBN: 9781935600145
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Cecelia said...

Max, you've taken me back in time this AM! I used to be a big fan of Nancy Drew while I was in elementary school! I thought that she was a smart, courageous woman that most children could admire. I loved that she could take clues and solve mysteries within the span of a novel. Looking forward to hearing more about your books.

~Cecelia Dowdy~

BK said...

I loved the Hardy Boys books. I started out reading Nancy Drew but once I discovered Frank and Joe I left Nancy in the dust. 8-)

Truth is, I STILL like to periodically go back and read the original Hardy Boys series. On top of the reasons I love the Hardy Boys as an eternal kid, as an adult, I love to read when their Dad shows up on a case and hear the boys' excited exclamation of "DAD!"

No, I'm one of the blessed ones who have had both parents in my life, all my life. But reading books like the Hardy Boys is comforting in the midst of the grief of so many splintered families.

max said...

Thank you Cecelia. Let me know if you have any specific questions.

max said...

Great to hear those reflections BK. Thank you.