Children's adventure and mystery author, Max Elliot Anderson, has signed contracts for 11 books to be published by two publishers.
Comfort Publishing, in Concord, North Carolina, will republish his first 7 titles after the original publisher could not withstand the economic pressures that have hurt so many small businesses.
The titles to be republished by Comfort Publishing include Newspaper Caper, Terror at Wolf Lake, North Woods Poachers, Mountain Cabin Mystery, Big Rig Rustlers, Secret of Abbott's Cave, and Legend of the White Wolf. A new book, Barney and the Runaway, will also be published.
Comfort Publishing has also contracted a first right of refusal option on another 16 titles and wants to pursue an extensive series with him. This could become a 24 book deal. "These books are already written," Anderson said, "although I'm doing a revision on each one to increase the word count."
"Over a period of 3 ½ years," Mr. Anderson added, "I wrote 35 manuscripts. Now I'm glad I did that." Each book has different characters, locations, and plots.
Mr. Anderson is also developing the Sam Cooper Adventure Series with Port Yonder Press in Shellsburg, Iowa. "It's a new step for me," Anderson said. "Writing a traditional series, in the same locations, with the same characters, requires a different set of writing skills."
Book # 1 in the Sam Cooper Adventure Series is Lost Island Smugglers which will be published in July/August, 2010. This book will be followed by Captain Jack's Treasure, and River Rampage. The plan calls for more titles to be written for this series in the future.
Further details can be found on Mr. Anderson's blog, Books for Boys, at http://booksandboys.blogspot.com/