Max Elliot Anderson's
Max Elliot Anderson was
a reluctant reader even though he grew up surrounded by
books. In fact his father has written more than 70 books.
His brothers and sisters liked to read, but that didn't
change his lack of interest in books.
In spite of this he was
forced to read and went on to graduate from college with
a major in psychology. In 2001 he decided he wanted to discover
why he grew up as a reluctant reader. He found an interesting
pattern in his search. "In many instances the books
I had read defied a person like me to get interested in
them. The style was boring, the dialog was sometimes sparse,
or when it was used, it seemed too adult. I wanted music,
moving pictures, and characters on the screen - not a page
of words. I was looking for action, suspense, and humor."
After some time of introspection,
he concluded, "Since I still don't like to read, I
decided to write a book that I would like." In order
to attract and keep readers, he works hard to develop books
that will hold interest -especially for reluctant readers
or those who think they are.
Anderson has developed an
adventure series of books that will hold the interest of
tweeners, 8 to 13 - especially boys. He describes the series,
"It is not a series where all these fantastic things
that couldn't possibly happen to any ONE of us, happens
to the same kids in the same town, over and over. My stories
have all completely different characters, settings, and
Mr. Anderson is a Vietnam
era veteran of the U. S. Army. His professional life has
been spent in the production of films, video programs and
television commercials. He has been involved in teh production
of some of the most successful Christian films for children
including Hobo and the Runaway, The Mystery of Wiloubhy
Castle, The Great Banana Pie Caper, and many others. His
video productions have earned national awards including
3 Telly Awards (the equivalent of the Oscar for movies).
He was involved with a PBS television special that won a
nomination for an Emmy, and the double album won a Grammy.
He is 56 years old, married
with two adult children.
Max Elliot Anderson can
be reached at:
P. O. Box 4126
Rockford, IL 61110
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