Thursday, March 22, 2018

Another compelling and flawlessly entertaining read from cover to cover - Midwest Review

     Critique: The fourth novel in Max Elliot Anderson's simply outstanding mystery/suspense 'Sam Cooper Adventure' series, "This Property Is Condemned" is another compelling and flawlessly entertaining read from cover to cover. While very highly recommended for personal reading lists and community library collections, it should be noted that "This Property Is Condemned" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $2.99). Midwest Review March 2018 issue of our online book review magazine "Small Press Bookwatch" features a review of "This Property Is Condemned".
     Synopsis: A sign outside the old Remmington Mansion read, "This Property is Condemned." Sam Cooper couldn't figure out exactly what that meant. Even after his father explained it, he became more puzzled than ever. So, along with his friends, Tony and Tyler, he set out to solve the mystery.

Sam thought the old place was abandoned. But, when the boys went to investigate, a curtain moved, and they discovered old Mrs. Remmington still lived in the crumbling house.

Sam was the kind of person who would try to right any wrong or help anyone who was in trouble. And Mrs. Remmington was in a lot of it.

So, he organized the whole town to go out and fix the place up like new. But that's when his problems really began.
Why did those men try to scare the old woman into moving? And, why were they threatening Sam and his friends?

No matter what it took, Sam was determined to find out.

Friday, March 09, 2018

What are you doing to encourage boys to learn, excel, have courage or succeed?

What are you doing to encourage boys to learn, excel, have courage or succeed? 

A few nights ago, I heard an interview with Dr. Jordan Peterson who outlined the difficulties men are experiencing in our society today. And he traced those difficulties back to when they were boys.

It used to be that many said girls were being left behind. Today, it's boys who need a little extra push. That push can be partially found by encouraging young boys to put down their electronic devices and read.

I didn't do much of that when I was a child, even though my father was the author of over 70 books. I chose a path of audiovisual productions including dramatic and documentary films, videos, television programs and TV commercials because I became a visual learner.

Today I've concentrated much of my writing efforts on adventures and mysteries for readers 8 - 13. And some of these kids tell me reading one of my books is like being in an exciting movie.

If you know boys in your life, family, or circle of friends who are struggling, it could be these books might help.

That's my hope, and I welcome your comments.

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