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A spellbinding storyteller of high adventure, Ben has walked the Great Wall of China, hiked in Tibet, and climbed to 18,000 feet on Mt. Everest. And recently learned to surf in Hawaii.
Ben is active in SCBWI and a member of a local children's writing critique group. He is a former Marketing Manager for a major corporation and ran his own marketing consulting business. He started writing children's stories in 2008 and has written picture books, middle grade and young adult. Stories of adventure and wonder. Stories that inspire and educate, and, most of all, entertain.
Ben lives in Kentucky with his wife Lynda.

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Ben Woodard From my granddaughter who asked me to tell her a story about a girl who turned into a donut. Two years later I published A Problem With Donuts.
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Ben Woodard The Staircase of Fire, the first book in the Shakertown Adventure Series, is free today, May 6th on Amazon. Grab it while you can.

http://smarturl.it/stairway



message 17: by Ben (last edited Apr 29, 2018 07:42AM)

Ben Woodard New review for The Staircase of Fire. Check it out.

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Ben Woodard A love story, filled with hate.


Looking for reviewers and bloggers on NetGalley to check out The Staircase of Fire, a YA coming 5/25/18. https://www.netgalley.com/catalog/boo...
From an editorial review:
“The Staircase of Fire succeeds in offering dramatic action, mystery, social insights, and a story line that evolves from pure adventure to something deeper…”
D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review




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Ben Woodard A problem With Donuts is free on Amazon 07/08/2106 to 07/10/2016. Here's the link:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N0XK2K2


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Ben Woodard Now available for preorder, Whispers of Trees, a short middle grade adventure story. The book is similar to The Boy Who Flew With Eagles since it is mythical and deals with nature. Here's a blurb:
An ancient forest, a dark night, a strange woman—and whispers. A young boy enlists the help of a bent, gnarled woman to find his lost brother and enters a eerie Irish forest where his life is changed by the whisper of trees.
Give it a look. http://amzn.com/B01A9ENDXM


Brigitte Thank you for the friendvite Ben. Nice to meet you :)


message 12: by Ben

Ben Woodard A Stairway To Danger is free October 24-26. A YA/Mystery.
http://smarturl.it/stairway


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Ben Woodard Hi, Karen!


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Karen Malena Hello Ben. Thank you for the friend request! Nice to meet another children's author!


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Ben Woodard Thank you Charlotte.


Charlotte Liebel Ben...Thank you for your friendship. Wish you success in all reading and writing.

Charlotte M. Liebel
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Ben Woodard You're welcome Jill.

Hi Carole, good luck with your writing.


Carole Thank you for befriending me, Ben. I only have one YA book to my name - Gus Sore Feet - No Collar. My more usual genre both for reading and writing is crime fiction/mystery genres.

If you are interested in reading a short story, freely available, titled 'Not a Bad Bag of Bones',you can find it here http://casutton.tripod.com/cazutt


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Jill Thanks for your friendship here on Goodreads too, Ben.


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Ben Woodard You're welcome Patricia. Good luck with your books.


Patricia Puddle Hi Ben, thanks for the friendship. Nice to meet another children's book author. :)


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Ben Woodard Sara wrote: "Ben, thanks for accepting my friendship request!"

You're welcome. Thanks for the request!


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Sara Lowe Ben, thanks for accepting my friendship request!


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