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My books on store shelves

I’m finding it hard to explain how I feel seeing my two books together on a shelf. This first picture is from T. Charleston’s Books & Gifts in Branson, Missouri. The next picture is from My Favorite Books in Tallahassee, Florida.
It’s just crazy. I’m so proud and yet I’ve got so much further to go, more to do, more to say. The next time you’re in Tallahassee, stop by My Favorite Books and say hi to Amanda. Then trek on over to Branson, Missouri and say hi to Liz at T. Charleston’s Books & Gifts!


The Brave Bamboo shipping this Friday

I have great news to share: We’re only 8 days away from Bamboo’s official release to the public! On February 22nd, matching up with Walk Your Dog Day, you can own your very own hard cover book. As an added bonus, I’m offering signed copies to celebrate the release. It’s very simple: Just click the PayPal link below and it’ll take you through the steps to order. To pay by check, find the “contact Ben” tab above and I’ll be in touch about arranging payment that way. Thank you in advance for your support!!


Release date for the Brave Bamboo


I’ve loved working on this project! But to be honest, I’ve gone through a range of emotions because while this is my second book, there is still so much I don’t know; so much I’m learning about the writing process, the publishing process, marketing, and business, too.

February 22, 2017

Well, all that aside, my second baby is coming into the world on February 22, 2017, coinciding with Walk Your Dog Day. I thought that would be the perfect day to celebrate this timid little pup named Bamboo.
You’ll be able to pre-order the book on Amazon in the next few weeks!

Introducing The Brave Bamboo


There are certain things that can only happen once: a baby’s first step, a baby’s first word, your first day of high school, owning your first house, things like that. Well, I’m nearing one of those landmarks as 2016 winds down… the announcement of my second book!

The team working on the book with me is working on the final artwork and the design of the interior, so the book should be officially published in early 2017.

To celebrate, all December long you have a chance to win the first signed copy. To enter, just purchase my first book, “Big and Small, God Made Them All” online (Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million), or send me an email at Driftwood145@Gmail.com if you’d like a signed copy. For every book purchased, you receive one entry for this special drawing… buy one book, get one entry. Buy two books, two entries and so on. Note: Once you make a purchase, email Driftwood145@Gmail.com to be entered into the drawing.

I’m so excited to share this second book with you, so without further chatter from yours truly, here’s a synopsis of “The Brave Bamboo”…

Bamboo stays behind when his mom, brother, and sister go outside. He worries about what might be out there. Adventure, fun, or danger! But when his family needs him, can he overcome his fears to become the Brave Bamboo? 


Book details:
Size 8.5 x 11 inches
Hard Cover
Audience toddler to early elementary
Schedule for publish in 2017

A few headshots for the back cover

Earlier this week, I was lucky enough to schedule headshots with one of Nashville’s best photographers, Joe Hendricks.

Click here for his amazing portfolio on JoeHendricks.com.

He’s so talented, skilled, and enthusiastic that  whether you like to be on camera or not, the entire experience is comfortable, fun, and casual.

This was the case when we met up for my headshots, you’ll see the keepers below. Which one will end up on the book? I guess you’ll have to pick up a copy on Amazon to find out! 😉

-BW ben-1 ben-2 ben-3 ben-4