Anderson Atlas


Anderson Atlas is an author and illustrator that lives in the hot Sonoran Desert among scaled survivors, steely eye hawks and majestic saguaros.

He's inspired by crowded malls, streams hidden by massive boulders, patches of moss, charred forests, and distant mountain ranges. Sharing his art means letting ideas flow through his fingers onto the keyboard or paint brush. To date, he's written 4 books and illustrated a handful more, and he's only begun to speak.

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading is such a fantastic way to spend my time but I sail to shut down the mind and find peace. Politics engages me in my world and I believe it is my civic duty to pay attention. I also love movies, but who doesn't?
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
If the blurb entices my imagination. I read so many different kinds of books I rarely read the same genre one after the other.
Read more of this interview.


Heroes of Distant Planets
An improbable disaster hits thirteen-year-old Allan Westerfield. Though his hopes have crumbled and he’s now wheelchair bound, adventure whisks him across the galaxy. Can he rise to be a hero to millions of alien beings?
Return To Lan Darr
Price: $2.99 USD.
Strange Lands
Price: Free!


Return To Lan Darr
Series: Heroes of Distant Planets. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,260. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Special Needs
Surviving Lan Darr not only changed Allan’s life, it rocked him to his core. On Earth, he’s simply a boy in a wheelchair who got lost in the woods, but across the Hubbu connected planetary system, Allan is a hero. He must find a way back there, alone if need be. The second book of the Heroes of Distant Planet Series cranks up the excitement, the mystery and even the humor.
Strange Lands
Series: Heroes of Distant Planets. Price: Free! Words: 45,240. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Powerful and uplifting, Strange Lands cleverly takes you away from Earth to a planet where the mysteries are as strange as the darkest shadows. In order for Allan to get home, he must fight the foulest creature. Millions of lives hang in the balance, but so does Allan's. Can he survive and rise to be a hero?
The Lost Spells
Price: Free! Words: 46,640. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
Karl and a girl trapped in the body of a spider battle a witch for her magic book and to return the girl to her human body. Kirkus Discovery Review: “This fantastic debut young adult novel is a fast-moving, magical, action-adventure story that unobtrusively passes along a few lessons on how to disengage from the virtual world and develop solid values.”
Fools' Apocalypse
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 104,640. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Horror » Undead
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Ian commits treason, genocide, but under a veil of manipulation. As he escapes death, the collective rises, the nightmare begins. Is anywhere safe?