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Ben Zackheim

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Ben Zackheim spent over a decade producing online games that have been played by millions of people.

His series The Camelot Kids has been called by readers, "The best re-invention of Camelot I've ever encountered" and "A thoroughly modern and thoroughly fun new take on the legend!"

His Kane Arkwright Supernatural Thrillers are now available on Amazon.

Ben has taken up a writerly life in the Forbidden Forest at 42.5098° N, 72.6995° W.

He teaches classes in digital marketing at New York's School of Visual Arts MFA Visual Narrative program.

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Okay, I suppose the primary way I deal with it is to accept it. Let it be. See if it "means" anything outside of some random value judgment of my talent or my ambition. Because that's where I can get lost in a downward spiral. "Not writing" begins to mean "Can't write" and it's tough to pull yourself out of that mess.

I don't think writer's block is a negative force in the creative process unless it goes on too long and becomes chronic. The act of being blocked has protected me from bad ideas and horrible choices in my creative life. It's also allowed me to spend more time on things that needed my care and attention.

I also tap my memory to recall how things usually shake out after a writer's block subsides. In my experience, when I emerge from the block I'll write like a machine. That's something to look forward to in the darkest days.(less)
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message 10: by Ben (last edited Jul 01, 2014 12:21PM)

Ben I'm delighted to announce that The Camelot Kids is set for release on Amazon in August, 2014! The art team that's helping to make it happen includes Nathan Fox of Wired, Rolling Stone, Marvel, DC, GQ and oh the hell with it...He's done work for every major pub out there!

Nathan will be doing art direction for the ebooks AND the softcover! He'll ALSO be illustrating the covers!

Be still my heart.

Joining him is Ian Greenlee, who's the definition of an up 'n comer. This kid can draw like NO ONE I've ever seen. His style is perfect for The Camelot Kids.

So come check out the news and get some peeks at the artwork. I'll throw some excerpts out there as well. Soon!

Thanks all

Ben

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message 9: by Ben

Ben Shirley Link & The Treasure Chest is the #1 free Kids Mystery book on Amazon today! #25 overall Kids book. If you haven't tried Shirley yet, drop me a note at ben.zackheim[@]gmail.com and I'll send it to you for your device. Name the title you want and it's yours!


message 8: by Ben

Ben I just posted my latest story to Wattpad. Titled 'The Last Boy', it's a fantasy adventure with intrigue and lots of tongue in cheek. Please head over and give it a read. if you like it, please vote and share. Thanks!

http://www.wattpad.com/story/15257834...

Here's a brief description:

Jack may be the last human, but he's got a job to do. A wealthy orc family has hired him to run a mysterious package to a nearby goblin town. It should be a routine job, but powerful forces work against him.

With a tag-along orc named Sir William and an elf named Amelia, the three teens need to battle gangster gnomes, butler giants, rabid centaurs and nasty gargoyles to finish the job.

If they get out in one piece, Amelia promises to show Jack something that will answer his question...

"Am I the last boy?"


message 7: by Ben

Ben I'm getting ready for the launch of two new Shirley Link books this Friday!

One book is an adventure, titled Shirley Link & The Black Cat. Can Shirley save an innocent teen from going to jail? Even if she saves him from the police, can she save him from himself?

Want more Shirley? Check out the riddle book with Shirley Link-approved brain teasers. The activity book includes 100 original riddles designed to stump the whole family.

The title? Shirley Link & The 100 Riddles!


Here's a taste:

“I’m not just a girl

I can be a boy bug too

But my name makes it hard

To prove it to you”



And one more:

“I eat, breathe and speak

Say my name out loud

With what you seek”


Just ask if you can't figure them out ;-)

Shirley Link & The Black Cat
Shirley Link & The 100 Riddles


message 6: by Ben

Ben Amazon has finally price-matched Shirley Link & The Safe Case. That means she'll be FREE for Kindle forevermore! Go grab a copy. Enjoy.

http://www.amazon.com/Shirley-Link-Sa...

Shirley Link & The Safe Case


message 5: by Ben

Ben It was really exciting to see over 800 people enter The Shirley Link & The Treasure Chest contest. Winners from US, Canada and India! Thanks to everyone who entered. I'm hard at work on #4 now.


message 4: by Ben

Ben Hey everyone! I'm giving away the Kindle version of the third Shirley book today and tomorrow. Grab a copy and spread the word. Thank you!

Shirley Link & The Treasure Chest

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message 3: by Ben

Ben Shirley Link & The Treasure Chest

Shirley Link is back!

This time around, Shirley and friends follow clues that may lead them to a pirate’s treasure… buried under their hometown!

But that’s not the only surprise in store.

What are Shirley’s connections to the pirates of the past? And should she carry on the tradition for the good of her elderly neighbor who’s about to lose her home to the bank?

Check out Shirley Link & The Treasure Chest, exclusively on Amazon! http://amzn.to/16Pj6LP


message 2: by Ben

Ben Thanks to all the folks who entered the Shirley Link YABC contest

The books are going out over the next couple of days, so look for them in your email or mailbox.

Shirley Link and the Safe Case (Shirley Link, #1) by Ben Zackheim
Shirley Link and the Hot Comic (Shirley Link, #2) by Ben Zackheim


And get ready for Shirley Link & The Treasure Chest...


message 1: by Ben

Ben XMAS DEAL! Get the 1st book in the Shirley Link series for FREE.

Are you, or your family getting a Kindle or iPad this Christmas? If yes, then put Shirley on it for FREE! Let me know at ben@shirleylink.com what the email address of the person receiving the device is, and I'll send them Shirley Link & The Safe Case for FREE on December 25th.

This offer is limited to the first 50 people.

Fill your Kindle with Shirley and have a Merry Christmas!

(NOTE: emails will ONLY be used to send the free ebook, then deleted)


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