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Benjamin King

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in Jamestown, Tennessee, The United States
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Benjamin King was a storyteller from his childhood. "Benny has a good imagination," was an excuse for what his parents suspected might be a pack of lies. A product of the JFK era, he volunteered for duty in Vietnam and was twice decorated. Straight English college studies were interrupted by a musical career that spanned a couple of decades, and then chainsaw sculpting took over and Benjamin was added to the roster of Masters of the Chainsaw (a prestigious booking agency in Pennsylvania.) All the while he read every scrap of print he could discover. He also wrote - songs, short stories, magazine articles - finally self-publishing a short story volume and giving a future fantasy novel to a shark under the name Ben King.
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I'm new to the Ebook scene. I had written a book about three years ago and decided to throw it away, but my wife liked it and persuaded me to polish it a little and have it published. It's a regional piece -set in Tennessee and Kentucky - and the first few people that read it must have been from that area because they went crazy over it. I put it on Amazon's KDP select and gave away a thousand... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 31, 2014 04:35 • 146 views
Average rating: 4.33 · 3 ratings · 0 reviews · 2 distinct works
When a Lady Lies

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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The Mirror Don't Lie: A Shi...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2014 — 2 editions
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" Releasing a new ebook - sequel to the old ebook. The first one is When a Lady Lies, and this one is called The Mirror Don't Lie. It's an ongoing look ...more "
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Last Car to Elysian Fields by James Lee Burke
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Classic Burke shoot'em up. I knocked a star off my usual five because this being number thirteen in the Robicheaux series, Burke seems to be using a little bit of shotgun technique - many, many characters and sub-plots. But, the imagery is still ther ...more
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" My ebook WHEN A LADY LIES is free for the next couple of days on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/When-Lady-Lies-... Benjamin King "
Benjamin King made a comment in the group Indie Book CollectiveIntroducing Yourself topic
" I went with the Amazon KDP select program and gave away my book When a Lady Lies for five days. The second day it has gone to #2 on the list, which ma ...more "
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In the Moon of Red Ponies by James Lee Burke
" Thanks, Mark. I've been busy as hell churning out a silly sequel to my last book, but I'm gonna grab that Bill Bryson book soon. "
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Owned by Jess C. Scott
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OWNED is a collection of six short stories. Each one conveys the morbid chill of a slaughter house. These stories are designed to be shockers, which leads me to believe they will be most popular with younger readers -- older readers normally lose the ...more
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