S.F. Benson's Blog

October 27, 2016


Have you read Regress and Rescue?

I'm looking for five more beta readers for a prequel novella to the Alliance Chronicles.

Send me a message at sfbenson@authorsfbenson.com to get a PDF copy.

Title: Release
Genre: NA Dystopian
Anticipated Pub Date: January 3, 2017

Tagline: “Out of pain comes growth.”

Years before the United States collapses and the New Order takes over, Asher Jones is a teenager living in Taylor, Michigan. Turmoil rocks the country. Citizens are dismayed. But for Asher, his only concern is the girl next door.

His world is perfect until the night his family is brutally killed. Asher struggles to make sense of his life. Drugs and alcohol become his constant companions and land him in jail. Now he’s at a crossroad—clean up his act or continue down the path of self-destruction. Every choice, however, comes with a consequence.

When a kid from the right side of the tracks veers left, how does he find his way back?

Thanks for your help!
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Published on October 27, 2016 11:32 Tags: alliance-chronicles, prequel

May 14, 2016

2016 UTOPiA Awards Nominee

It's the day after the award nominations were announced, and I'm still smiling! It may sound cliche, but being nominated really is an honor.

A year ago, I was a blogger with dreams of publishing. I had a manuscript, but no game plan. I attended UtopYA Con (now renamed UTOPiA Con) and met some amazing people. I came home with a plan.

Show some love to your favorite authors, and cast your vote! Voting is open until May 27th.

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Published on May 14, 2016 10:39 Tags: regress, utopia-awards

May 4, 2016

Limited Sale

If you've been waiting to read "Regress", wait no longer. Download for a limited time for 99 cents!
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Published on May 04, 2016 10:01 Tags: alliancechronicles-regress

March 11, 2016


I've had a productive week! Finished revisions on Book Two of The Alliance Chronicles ("Rescue"). It will be available for beta reading in mid-April. I also began revisions on my urban fantasy, "A Demon's Birthright".

The release date for "Regress" is getting closer. I started a Thunderclap campaign for it.

Please help me reach 100 supporters!
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Published on March 11, 2016 17:12 Tags: alliancechronicles-regress

February 23, 2016

My Writing Journey

Each week, on my website, I share my writing goals. Some weeks I nail them all and some... well, I come close.

Let’s see how I did with last week’s writing…


*Work on revisions of Rescue, chapters 40 – 44. Done! Plus, I started working on the next batch of chapters.

*Finish Regress teasers. Done! I’ll be sharing all of these teasers during the ten days prior to the release of Regress.

*Finish setting up Restore in Scrivener. I THINK I’m done. I need to start working on planning the chapters. This is the first time I’m really working with a definite planned plot. I used a loose one for A Demon’s Birthright and it worked. Since Restore is the third book in the trilogy, I feel I need to plan more carefully to tie up all loose ends.

*Write out my marketing/promotion plan. DONE!! I have a course of action I’m happy with. I have help with my cover reveal (COMING SOON) and I’ll have a review tour.


*Finish work on Rescue revisions. I have three more sessions with my critique partner for this novel, and then, it’s on to revising A Demon’s Birthright! I feel like another happy dance is needed. LOL!

*Start work on planning chapters for Restore. This rough draft is slated for May.

Read more on my website: http://authorsfbenson.com/2016/02/22/...
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Published on February 23, 2016 09:47 Tags: iamwriting