“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)
“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.com
“This Veronica Mars for the tween-set is funny, smart, and full of preternatural wisdom.” – Edward Hemingway, Author/Illustrator for Bad Apple and Bump in the Night
“There are early middle grade mysteries out there, but most of them have sketchy characters, and a lot of them plod along fairly predictable arcs. This series has an engaging heroine, a lot of attitude, and a much snappier overall feel.” – PopBop (Top 500 Amazon reviewer)
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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