Max Elliot Anderson

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Name: Max Elliot Anderson

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Born: 1946 in St. Charles

Website: maxbooks.9K.com

Blog: http://booksandboys.blogspot.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Max-Elliot-Anderson/119610181383078?sk=wall

Twitter: https://twitter.com/maxeanderson?lang=en

Email: Mander8813@aol.com


Illinois Connection

Anderson was born in St. Charles and lives in Rockford, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

As a child, Max Elliot Anderson was a reluctant reader even though he grew up surrounded by books. His father, Ken Anderson, was the founder of Gospel Films in Muskegon, Michigan, and later, Ken Anderson Films and he also wrote more than 70 books.

Max went to college and graduated with a degree in physcology but he went on to work in the production of films, video programs and television commercials. He has been involved in the production of some of the most successful Christian films for children including but not limited to Hobo and the Runaway, The Mystery of Wiloubhy Castle and The Great Banana Pie Caper. He won Best Cinematographer for his work on the feature film, Pilgrim's Progress - the first feature film for actor Liam Neeson and he has won three national Telly awards for his productions of Youth Haven, a Safe Place for Kids, and Tracy's Choices. He was involved with a PBS television special that won a nomination for an Emmy, and the double album won a Grammy.

While being a successful producter of films, video programs and television commercials, in 2001 Max wanted to discover why he grew up a reluctant reader. In short, he found he wanted the action, suspense, and humor of a film in a book form. As a result of this, Anderson worked hard to develop a successful adventure series of books that holds the interest of 8 to 13 year olds - especially boys.

Published Works

Tweener Press Series:

  • Newspaper Caper, Tweener Press, 2003 - reprinted by Comfort Publishing, 2011
  • Terror at Wolf Lake, Baker Trittin Concepts, 2003 - reprinted by Comfort Publishing, 2012
  • North Woods Poachers, Baker Trittin Concepts, 2004 - reprinted by Comfort Publishing, 2011
  • Mountain Cabin Mystery, Baker Trittin Concepts, 2004
  • Big Rig Rustlers, Baker Trittin Concepts, 2004
  • Secret of Abbott's Cave, Baker Trittin Concepts, 2004
  • Legend of the White Wolf, Baker Trittin Concepts, 2005 - reprinted by Comfort Publishing, 2012
  • Reckless Runaway, Baker Trittin Concepts, 2005

Sam Cooper Adventure Series:

  • Lost Island Smugglers: A Sam Cooper Adventure, Episode 1, Elk Lake Publishing, 2015
  • Captain Jack's Treasure: A Sam Cooper Adventure, Episode 2, Elk Lake Publishing, 2015
  • River Rampage" A Sam Cooper Adventure, Episode 3, SharksFinn Books, 2013
  • This Property Is Condemned: A Sam Cooper Adventure, Episode 4, Elk Lake Publishing, 2015
  • At the Buzzer: A Sam Cooper Adventure, Episode 5, Elk Lake Publishing, 2016

Accidental Adventures Series:

  • The Cat Burglars: Accidental Adventures, Episode 1, Elk Lake Publishing, 2016
  • Funny Money: Accidental Adventures: Episode 2, Elk Lake Publishing, 2016
  • The Secret of Grandmother's Grandfather Clock: Accidental Adventures: Episode 3, Elk Lake Publishing, 2016
  • Summer Camp Trouble: Accidental Adventures: Episode 4, Elk Lake Publishing, 2016
  • Danger Mountain: Accidental Adventures: Episode 5, Elk Lake Publishing, 2016
  • Shadow of the Fat Man: Accidental Adventures: Episode 6, Elk Lake Publishing, 2016

Stand Alone Books:

  • Barney and the Runaway, Comfort Publishing, 2011
  • When the Lights go Out, Comfort Publishing, 2011
  • The Scarecrow: A Story That Teaches In This World You Don't Have To Be Alone, CreateSpace, 2012
  • The Sense Of Humor: Let Humor Fast Track You to Healthier, Happier Living, Elk Lake Publishing, 2016

Titles at Your Library

Terror At Wolf Lake

ISBN: 1936695960
Release Date: 2012-02-01

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North Woods Poachers

ISBN: 1936695057
Release Date: 2011-09-01

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Mountain Cabin Mystery (Tweener Press Adventure Series #4)

ISBN: 0972925635
Release Date: 2004-05-25

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Big Rig Rustlers (Tweener Press Adventure Series, No. 5)

ISBN: 0975288016
Release Date: 2004-10-25

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Secret of Abbott's Cave (Tweener Press Adventure Series #6)

ISBN: 0975288008
Release Date: 2005-01-25

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Legend of the White Wolf

ISBN: 1936695693
Release Date: 2012-02-01

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Captain Jack's Treasure: A Sam Cooper Adventure, Episode 2 (Volume 2)

ISBN: 1942513267
Release Date: 2015-05-07

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River Rampage (Volume 3)

ISBN: 193560015X
Release Date: 2013-12-06

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This Property Is Condemned: A Sam Cooper Adventure (Sam Cooper Adventures) (Volume 4)

ISBN: 194443030X
Release Date: 2016-08-05

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At the Buzzer: A Sam Cooper Adventure, Episode 5 (Sam Cooper Adventures) (Volume 5)

ISBN: 1944430385
Release Date: 2016-09-03

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The Cat Burglars: The Accidental Adventures, Episode 1 (The Accidental Adventures of Kurt Benson, and His Friends, Riley and Jordan) (Volume 1)

ISBN: 1944430407
Release Date: 2016-09-03

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Funny Money: Accidental Adventures: Episode 2 (Accidental Adventures of Kurt Benson and His Friends, Riley and Jordan) (Volume 2)

ISBN: 1944430520
Release Date: 2016-09-08

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Summer Camp Trouble: Accidental Adventures: Episode 4 (Accidental Adventures of Kurt Benson and His Friends, Riley and Jordan) (Volume 4)

ISBN: 1944430466
Release Date: 2016-09-08

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Danger Mountain: Accidental Adventures: Episode 5 (Accidental Adventures of Kurt Benson and His Friends, Riley and Jordan) (Volume 5)

ISBN: 1944430482
Release Date: 2016-09-20

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Shadow of the Fat Man: Accidental Adventures: Episode 6 (Accidental Adventures of Kurt Benson and His Friends, Riley and Jordan) (Volume 6)

ISBN: 1944430504
Release Date: 2016-09-15

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Barney and the Runaway

ISBN: 0984559841
Release Date: 2011-03-01

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When The Lights Go Out

ISBN: 1936695472
Release Date: 2011-08-01

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The Scarecrow: A Story That Teaches In This World You Don?t Have To Be Alone

ISBN: 1478301309
Release Date: 2012-07-24

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The Sense Of Humor: Let Humor Fast Track You to Healthier, Happier Living

ISBN: 1942513976
Release Date: 2016-03-10

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Literary Awards

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Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Contact the author via:

  • US Post: Max Anderson, The Market Place, P. O. Box 4126 Rockford, IL 61110
  • Email:mander8813@aol.com

Max is available for school visits in and around the Rockford, Illinois area. His program is unique and the responses have been very positive. He prefers reading nights where students and their parents attend together, and where copies of his books can be sold.

External Links

Max Elliot Anderson on WorldCat

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