Monday, September 17, 2012


 My writing journey began eleven years ago. The books I write are action-adventures & mysteries for readers 8 - 12 and up. And the path, like for most writers, has had its twists and turns. My first publisher went out of business, forcing me to start all over again.

Today, 10 books have again been published. I’d like to acknowledge my excellent agent in all of this, Terry Burns at Hartline Literary.

Recently I signed contract for action-adventures & mysteries that will be sold directly to public schools in Canada and the US.

Since I grew as a struggling, reluctant reader, even as the son of a father who published 70 + books. It's extremely important to me to develop books, today, that kids will want to read. If that doesn't happen, in a culture where more and more people admit that they aren't reading books, then where will the next generation of readers come from?

We know that reading helps point young people to success in life, and I like to conclude my school visits by telling students, “Remember, readers are the leaders others follow."

A 6 book contract has been signed with Chestnut Publishing in Toronto, Canada. These will be action-adventures & mysteries that will be sold directly to schools. Each book is a stand-alone story. If you’re interested in books like this, you can learn more at


Comfort Publishing has republished several of my original titles, and has also made them available as e-books. In addition, Comfort has released an original title. Two new manuscripts have been delivered to this publisher, a third is in progress now, and more are planned for the future. Each is a stand-alone story.


 Port Yonder Press has released a traditional series, The Sam Cooper Adventure Series. Three books are published with a fourth title in the works now, and they are also available as e-books. Additional titles for this series are being explored.

NEWS # 4

Lighthouse Christian Publishers has released The Scarecrow. This title is especially designed for ministries, churches, and others who reach out to children in especially difficult circumstances. The story reminds everyone that there is a friend who will stick closer than a brother.

 NEWS # 4
Work continues with Knowonder Magazine on short stories for young readers. A fresh, new story can be found every day and can be accessed on most electronic devices. Several of my stories have been published, others have been purchased, and more will be written in the future.





CONTACT: Max Elliot Anderson


Children's Adventure Author
Signs 6 Book Deal

Author Max Elliot Anderson has signed a six book contract with Chestnut Publishing Group of Toronto, Canada.  Chestnut Publishing offers a wide variety of books, especially for reluctant and struggling readers. Chestnut publishes books under a variety of imprints, including High Interest Publishing (HIP), which offers novels that are specifically written, edited and designed for reluctant readers from ages 8 to 18. For some students, these are the first books they will ever read from cover to cover. Anderson’s books will be released as HIP publications.

Mr. Anderson is a multi-published author known for his action-adventures and mysteries for young readers 8 years old and up. He currently has 10 published books for young readers.

            “I’m particularly excited about this relationship,” Anderson said, “because I grew up as a struggling, reluctant reader myself. Nearly eleven years ago, I set out to write the kinds of books I would have enjoyed as a child. Chestnut Publishing Group concentrates on reaching out to struggling, reluctant readers, while providing exciting books that any young reader will enjoy. And they specialize in selling directly to schools”

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

And bestselling author Bill Myers adds, "Max Elliot Anderson's Adventures are like good, family movies."

            Parents of young readers are the most enthusiastic about Anderson’s books. One mother wrote, “I’m not sure if I've ever seen my son so riveted by a book---he was hooked and totally immersed himself in this read!” Another commented, “All literature should make a child soar like this book did!”

Still others have made comparisons including, “This is Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn if they lived in modern American suburbia,” and “Written in the manner of a good, old-fashioned Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew-style mystery.”
          “But my favorite comments,” Anderson said, “come directly from the kids. I especially like

when they say that reading one of my adventures or mysteries is like being in an exciting movie.”

This new line of books will contain high interest stories and characters, while being easy for young readers to enjoy.
          “It’s critical to make sure our kids are reading,” Anderson said. “I think these books will help

in that important process.”

Chestnut Publishing Group





Lilly Maytree said...

Very excited for you, Max... and for all the new readers who will discover your exciting books through these channels. Many respects and many blessings on such a wonderful development!

max said...

Thank you Lilly