Max Elliot Anderson

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Max Elliot Anderson grew up as a struggling reader. After surveying the market, he sensed the need for action-adventures and mysteries for readers 8 – 13, especially boys.

Using his extensive experience in the production of dramatic motion pictures, videos, and television commercials, Mr. Anderson brings that same visual excitement and heart-pounding action to his stories. Each book has different characters, setting, and plot.

Ten middle grade books are published, ten more are under contract, with several additional manuscripts completed. Young readers have reported that reading one of his books is like actually being in an exciting movie. He is also a short story staff writer for Knowonder,com Magazine.

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Max Elliot Anderson I hope my two middle grade series will be on several reading lists this summer http://booksandboys.blogspot.com
Max Elliot Anderson Before I start writing, I've already told myself the story and typed those notes. This at least gives me the beginning, middle, and end. It's in the…moreBefore I start writing, I've already told myself the story and typed those notes. This at least gives me the beginning, middle, and end. It's in the writing process that I discover other characters and plot twists. So far, through 35 manuscripts, I've never experienced writer's block. For me, writing each story feels more like watching a feature film appear right in front of me. In addition, I play mood appropriate music which helps put me in the right frame of mind.(less)
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Captain Jack's Treasure (Th...

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When the Lights Go Out

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Lost Island Smugglers

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River Rampage (The Sam Coop...

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Barney and the Runaway

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Legend of the White Wolf

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The Sense of Humor: Let Hum...

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North Woods Poachers

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Max Anderson Have you discovered Knowonder yet? http://www.knowonder.com/


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Max Anderson See several book trailers for readers 8 - 13.
http://www.youtube.com/user/Maxbooks100


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