Children's Adventure Author Signs 6 Book Deal

Multi-published author, known for children's action-adventures and mysteries for readers 8 and up, teams with an educational publisher to produce books for young readers.

Rockford, IL, September 17, 2012 --( Author Max Elliot Anderson has signed a six book contract with Chestnut Publishing Group of Toronto, Canada. Chestnut Publishing offers a wide variety of books, especially for reluctant and struggling readers. Chestnut publishes books under a variety of imprints, including High Interest Publishing (HIP), which offers novels that are specifically written, edited and designed for reluctant readers from ages 8 to 18. For some students these are the first books they will ever read from cover to cover. Anderson’s books will be released as HIP publications.

Mr. Anderson is a multi-published author known for his action-adventures and mysteries for young readers 8 years old and up. He currently has 10 published books for young readers.

“I’m particularly excited about this relationship,” Anderson said, “because I grew up as a struggling, reluctant reader myself. Nearly eleven years ago, I set out to write the kinds of books I would have enjoyed as a child. Chestnut Publishing Group concentrates on reaching out to struggling, reluctant readers, while providing exciting books that any young reader will enjoy. And they specialize in selling directly to schools.”

Bestselling author Jerry B. Jenkins says, "Max Elliot Anderson brings a lifetime of dramatic film and video production to the pages of his action adventures and mysteries."

And bestselling author Bill Myers adds, "Max Elliot Anderson's Adventures are like good, family movies."

Parents of young readers are the most enthusiastic about Anderson’s books. One mother wrote, “I’m not sure if I've ever seen my son so riveted by a book---he was hooked and totally immersed himself in this read!” Another commented, “All literature should make a child soar like this book did!”

Still others have made comparisons including, “This is Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn if they lived in modern American suburbia,” and “Written in the manner of a good, old-fashioned Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew-style mystery.”

“But my favorite comments,” Anderson said, “come directly from the kids. I especially like when they say that reading one of my adventures or mysteries is like being in an exciting movie.”

This new line of books will contain high interest stories and characters, while being easy for young readers to enjoy.

“It’s critical to make sure our kids are reading,” Anderson said. “I think these books will help in that important process.”
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