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.




Sybil Bates McCormack said...

Hi, Max. Sounds like a great new series. I can't wait to share the books with my son. :-)

max said...

Thank you Sybil

James D. Maxon said...

Your ability to produce so many books never ceases to amaze me. Congrats!

max said...

Me too sometimes James. Thank you.