Monday, February 6, 2012

Max Anderson's Legend Of The White Wolf


Max Elliot Anderson grew up as a struggling reader.  After surveying the market, he sensed the need for action-adventures and mysteries for readers 8 – 13, especially boys.

Using his extensive experience in the production of dramatic motion pictures, videos, and television commercials, Mr. Anderson brings that same visual excitement and heart-pounding action to his stories. Each book has different characters, setting, and plot.

Several books are published, with an additional twenty-nine manuscripts completed. Young readers have reported that reading one of his books is like actually being in an exciting movie.

Links to his websiteblog, FB, Twitterand Shoutlife


   Back Cover Blurb

One day, Brian Fisher discovered a white wolf pup caught in a trap and set it free. Since then, Brian was convinced that he and the wolf shared a special bond. Stung by the disbelief of his family and friends, Brian sets out to prove that his fantastic story is true and ends up getting a lot more than he bargained for. He soon finds himself caught out in a snowstorm and attacked by a mountain lion. When a group of lawless hunters begins killing off the wolf population, Brian is caught right in the middle!

Take an eleven-year-old boy, a mysterious white wolf, a dangerous band of illegal hunters, and all the excitement of the rugged outdoors near Yellowstone National Park. Put it all together in a book and you have an adventure story that readers will pick up and enjoy.

Book Excerpt 

   “Tell me that story again, will ya?” Tommy asked.
   “You mean about the wolf?”
   “What other story have I ever asked you to tell?”
   “It’s just that you ask for it so many times,” Brian said
as he used a sharp stick to scrape mud from the bottom of his boots.
    “I know that. But even after all the times I’ve heard it, I still can’t believe it actually happened.”
   “Well, it did!”
   “You don’t have to get so touchy about it.”
   Brian looked up. “Everybody else gives me such a hard time about it that sometimes I begin to wonder if it really happened.”
   “You mean?”
   “No, it really did happen!”
   “So you were only five, right?”
   “Six.”
   “Were you scared?”
   “You bet I was!”
   Tommy sat on a nearby rock and listened.
   “My parents have always let me explore things,” Brian began. “That’s what I was doing that afternoon. I had gone out into the woods to visit Windwalker.”
   “I still don’t know why somebody’s mother would name a guy Windwalker.”
   “He’s an Indian. Indians pick names from nature or stuff that happens to them.”
   “Man, I’d hate it if somebody heard me burp one day and decided to call me Boy Who Belches.”
   “It could be worse.”
   “Yeah, like the time you fell and rolled all the way down that hill.” He laughed for a moment. “You tried to stand up, but you were too dizzy and fell down and rolled some more.” Tommy started laughing harder. “I can hear it now. ‘We shall call him ‘Dizzy.’”
   Brian smiled. “Let’s get back to the story. I was hiking around a place a lot like where we are now when I heard something crying.”
   “What did you think it was?”
   “At first, I thought it might be a lost baby or something. So I walked toward the sound. I went closer and closer, and when I did, the sound got louder. My heart was pounding, and I started breathing like a rabbit that a fox had almost caught. I sneaked up to some bushes and pushed them apart.”
   “That’s when you saw it?”
   Brian nodded. “It was the most pathetic thing you’ve ever seen.”
   “Tell me about the leg.”
   “Well, what I saw was the cutest little wolf. He had fluffy fur, eyes like two red hot coals, and he was completely white.” Then Brian became strangely quiet.
   “Then what?”
   “You know the rest.”
   “I know, but I love to hear you tell it.”
   “The poor little guy had his foot caught in one of those metal traps.”
   “The kind that snaps together when you step in it?”
   Brian looked at Tommy. “You wanna finish the story or what?”
   Tommy shook his head. “I’m sorry. It’s just such a scary story. Every time you tell it I still almost get a heart attack.”
   “Like I’ve said before, I’ve never seen a wolf as white
as this one, and those eyes ... I’ll never forget them.”
   “What about the leg?”
   “That trap sliced into his skin, right through the fur. His little leg was covered in blood.”
   Tommy shivered like he did every time he heard that part.
   “I looked around. Then I moved closer to see if I could help him. He snarled and growled at me as he tried to back away.”
   “Like he thought you could hurt him more than that trap?”
   Brian shook his head and continued with the story. “I reached down to open the trap, but when I did, he jumped toward me and tried to bite my hand. I took a
stick and jammed it in his mouth. While the little thing was busy biting on that, I went for the trap again.”
   “And that’s when you heard the other noise?”
   Brian slowly nodded. “It was lower and sounded a whole lot worse. I turned to look over my shoulder, and when I did, there she was. The scariest-looking wolf I’d ever seen was staring right through me. I was only six years old and didn’t know any better.”
  “Didn’t know what?”
   “That she was about to jump up and bite my face off, that’s what.


Book Trailer



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Max Anderson is giving away a copy of Legend Of The White Wolf. The giveaway is only available to U.S. addresses.
To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment and an email address. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post.

Until Next time . . . Sharon A Lavy

6 comments:

Jennifer said...

My son and I love to read action/adventure books! We're always looking for good chrisitian fiction for him to read. Even at christian stores they don't have a very good selection, you have to hunt around online. I 'll definitely look for one of your books.
jennydtipton[at]gmail[dot]com

cjajsmommy said...

As I read this introduction to Mr. Anderson and then read the book excerpt, I knew exactly who I wanted to read this book. If I win the giveaway, I'll be giving it to my 9yo friend Levi.

Marianne said...

8 year old Anson will surely benefit from this novel. Thank you for the opportunity to win it for him.

mitzi[underscore]wanham[at]yahoo[dot]com

Amanda Stephan said...

I think this looks like a great book for my struggling reader! Thank you for the opportunity to win it! :)

ann said...

What a great sounding adventurous book. I sure would like to enter for it.
amhengst at verizon dot net

Nancee said...

I'd love an opportunity to win a copy of this book.
Nancee

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