“If you’ve been waiting for a book that will take you back to the day when you first read Harry Potter, then your wait is over.” – A Chick Who Reads review (5 Stars)Buy now on Amazon
No one likes Bobby. He’s the kid who can do no right. So when small valuables start disappearing from residents’ homes, most folks are willing to believe he’s the thief. Except Shirley Link.Buy now on Amazon
“Shirley Link is a new girl detective series that my daughter is crazy about. This is an amazing series, my friends! Your kids will be hooked and you’ll feel really good about it.” – Parents.comBuy now on Amazon Buy now on BN.com
Jacob’s been acting odd lately. Well, odder than usual. When police reports flood in about missing items, Shirley suspects something else is going on with her friend.Buy now on Amazon
Do you and your family enjoy riddles, puzzles and brain games? Give Shirley’s activity book a try! 100 original riddles, written with one purpose — to stump kids and their parents!Buy now on Amazon
“Middle grade mysteries out there have sketchy characters, and a lot of them plod along fairly predictable arcs. This series has an engaging heroine, a lot of attitude. A much snappier overall feel.” – PopBop (Top 500 Amazon reviewer)Buy now on Amazon
Ben’s storytelling adventures started as a Production Assistant on the set of the film, A River Runs Through It. After forgetting to bring the crew’s walkie talkies, losing Robert Redford’s jacket and asking Brad Pitt if he was related to Paul Newman (in front of Paul Newman) he decided that film production didn’t “speak” to him. Since no one else on the set would speak to him either he knew he needed to find work that required minimal human contact.
Writing. THAT he could do…
His two series, Shirley Link and The Camelot Kids appeal to young and old alike. Emily Neuburger of Parents.com says, “[Shirley Link] is an amazing series!” and Julie Ann Grasso (author of the Adventure of Caramel Cardamom books) says The Camelot Kids will “leave you clutching onto your Kindle.” Stephen King says, “I’m not providing blurbs at this time,” but Ben is chipping away at King’s resolve.
Ben is currently working on the next Shirley Link story (Shirley Link & The Party Poopers), The Camelot Kids: Book Two and a new Sci-Fi series titled Atticus. He’s taken up the writerly life in the Forbidden Forest at 42.5098° N, 72.6995° W. He’s teaching classes in digital marketing at New York’s School of Visual Arts MFA Visual Narrative program in Summer, 2015.
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Here's an excerpt from The Camelot Kids: Book Two. It's Simon's birthday but he doesn't want to tell anybody. Can he keep a secret in a place like New Camelot, where a secret is just a spell away? Simon wasn’t going to tell anyone it was his birthday. He’d...read more