Thursday, March 27, 2014

Working On Video For NEW Middle Grade Reader Series

I’m working on an exciting video for the new, middle grade reader series, The Accidental Adventures of Kurt Benson and his Friends, Riley and Jordan. More information about the publishing date coming soon!


Saturday, March 22, 2014

Take a trip back to the early days of radio and TV "Then and Now"

Take a trip back to the early days of radio and TV, then fast forward to what our kids are watching and listening to today. "Then and Now" is on page 134 of Book Fun Magazine

Monday, March 17, 2014

I could hardly believe this when I saw it come out of my flattened tire.

I have a true story that happened a few years ago, My Special Angel, included in the new book, It’s a God Thing.  I thought I’d lost the central part of that story until I found it again while cleaning in my basement office last week.

Hard to believe this big chunk of metal is what the tire guy pulled from inside my flattened tire after we returned home from a dangerous part of the city of Chicago. If you get a copy of the book, and read my story, this picture takes on even greater significance.
Amazon Link

Friday, March 14, 2014

Very Interesting Video About Wolves & Yellowstone

Here's a link to a video about the positive effects of having wolves in Yellowstone National Park.

I have to say that my opinion of the wolf radically changed as a result of my research before writing Legend of the White Wolf for kids. They are magnificent animals. And I don't doubt the findings in this video.

Book Trailer Video

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Rush Revere - Book 2 - is released today

Rush Revere and the First Patriots is the second book in Rush's series for young readers. It was released on Tuesday, March 11. This book joins the wildly popular first book, Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims.

For additional adventures for the same age group - middle grade readers - be sure to check out my Amazon Author Page

Max Eliot Anderson

Monday, March 10, 2014

Middle Grade Serialized Stories for Reading on Electronic Devices

This month, please find my article, "Then and Now," on page 134 of Book Fun Magazine.
If you grew up on radio dramas or early television serialized programs, you can identify with the subject right away.
If you didn't, then check out the article and learn how some of the principles behind the success of those early programs are now finding their way into literature today.
Specifically, I'll be publishing new serial stores, with Elk Lake Publishing, especially for middle grade readers for use on their electronic devices.

NEW ARTICLE - Go to page 173 at        to find out more.

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Announcing A New Series For Middle Grade Readers

I’m happy to announce a new series for middle grade readers to be published soon.
The agreements have been signed with Elk Lake Publishing. Adventure & mystery stories, reminiscent of The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew, will initially be available for electronic devices through Amazon and others. Eventually these same stories will also be made available in print.  
Details concerning the release will be provided on this site, or you may start watching for them at Book Fun Magazine
Each story has a number of segments, most segments end with a cliffhanger, then the story will reach its exciting conclusion. Next, the same characters find themselves in a new adventure or mystery. The title for this series is,               “The Accidental Adventures of Kurt Benson and his friends, Riley and Jordan.”

#1 The Cat Burglars

The first serialized story is The Cat Burglars. In this one, our main character could hardly believe there had been a burglary, and right in his own neighborhood. He was helping out his friend whose parents owned Pletcher’s Bed & Biscuit Kennels.

          He thought it was odd that his neighbors' cat, Buffy, had been staying at the kennel while the family was away on vacation. But, when he found out that the houses of four other Pletcher’s customers had also been hit, his head started spinning.
          That was before he saw the copier repairman do something odd. When he thought no one could see him, the man took a sheet of paper from a clipboard on the wall, made a copy, and quickly returned the clipboard to its hook.

          Was it possible that the repairman had something to do with all those burglaries?

          Were they getting ready to strike again?

          Can the guys figure out the mystery in time?

#2 Funny Money Mystery

The second serialized story is Funny Money Mystery. In this one, our boys get to use a room on the second floor of a building in the center of Main Street with a bakery downstairs. One thing was for sure, these guys never had to wonder where their next meal would be coming from.

          Our main character and his friends helped make deliveries. Over at Emmett’s shop, they had the man weld two bikes to an old metal cart. He even added a motor. Now they could carry larger loads of baked goodies.

          The boys never missed anything that happened along Main Street because they could look down there from the upstairs window of the bakery. That’s why, when a van pulled up and men began unloading large boxes, and taking them inside an abandoned storefront, the guys became suspicious. They came up with a plan to find out what those men were up to.

          After counterfeit twenty-dollar-bills began showing up all over town, the boys set up a high-tech surveillance system to help solve the mystery.

          Could it be the men across the street were the ones printing all those phony bills?

          Will the boys be able to get the evidence before those men figure out what’s happening, pack up, and leave town?
Stay Tuned

          These stories, delivered for use on electronic devices so popular with kids today, provide an excellent combination to hook kids on reading and hold them to the end. Each segment will be fast-paced, short, and most end with a cliffhanger. Your kids will be begging for the next installment, just to see what happens next.