Monday, July 5, 2010
We're happy to have Max Elliot Anderson with us today talking about his book, Secret of Abbott's Cave. To learn more about Max and his book, read on!
1) How did this story come to you?
In addition to writing for kids, I’m a video producer. I had a production in Virginia covering the construction of a unique water reclamation facility. We had to travel there three times, and it gave us the opportunity to visit several of the caves in the area.
2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
I already had a publisher for Secret of Abbott’s Cave, however, the company ultimately went bankrupt late last year. This book will be republished, along with my first 7 titles, by the end of this year.
3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
I’m an avid NASCAR fan. I grew up hating to read, and English was one of my all time worst subjects in school.
4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
I recently finished Lost Island Smugglers which is book # 1 in the new Sam Cooper Adventure Series. The next two books in the series, Captain Jack’s Treasure and River Rampage are already written. This fall, a second publisher will release Barney and the Runaway. This is the same publisher that will republish my original seven titles and we’ve signed an option for another sixteen titles which are also already written. I’m spending most of my time now in promotion, marketing, speaking, and platform building. I’m also writing shorter material for articles, a Chicken Soup book short story, and projects like that.
5) Parting comments?
I’d love to be writing again. I feel the most at peace when I disappear into my writing room and work on the next action-adventure or mystery. But today, writing is only a small part of an author’s life. We are called upon to do as much marketing and promotion as we can. I like to tell aspiring writers that writing their manuscript is the easy part. It’s what comes next that represents the really hard work including finding an agent, a publisher, and then letting the world know about your work.
6) Where can fans find you on the internet?
Books For Boys Blog
Author Web Site