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Thursday, September 9, 2021

"The story is there, I just need to tell it."

Today is September 9, and 8 years ago, I wrote, "The story is there, I just need to tell it." Well, 8 years later I'm an award-winning author with over 3,000 copies of my book in circulation, a professionally produced Audiobook with amazing narrators, and a National re-release coming on November 9, 2021 through my Publisher, Hurn Publications. 

It's a very exciting time for me.

Saturday, September 11th, 2021 will be the Ripley County Reads Author Fair! I will be in attendance with 20 other authors, including the author of Paige's Story and Tales of Fort Thomas - the very talented, A.J. Bass.

I'm excited about this Author Fair, but I don't know why... It's here in Batesville which is smalltown, USA. But maybe more local people will see my work and A.J.'s work and connect with us on a "We all live here" level. I mean, part of my book takes place in Batesville, so that's a plus.

On the down side... I will probably not have any books to hand out/sell, which blows.

According to my publisher, there is a massive nationwide backlog of printing and my books will not be ready in time. So I'm going to go in with my smile, the last 5 copies I have in the house, and I'm just going to have fun with it. 

I'll be shaking babies and kissing hands!!

...Wait, reverse that! 

Anyway, I've been absent on social media lately, and I'd like to say it's because I'm working on the next book. But that would be a lie. Like, Pants-On-Fire levels of a lie. I haven't written anything substantial since the book went off to the presses the first time. I've got ideas floating around and I've got snippets of stories that I can see and want to explore, but I can't see them fully yet... so they have to wait.

In the meantime, I hope you'll all join me and A.J. on Saturday. Come in, get some coffee, buy some books, eat a scone... get a free Omega pin to wear. Then go explore the town. see the Farmer's Market, eat at The Big Four, and see why we made this town our forever-home.

Until next time! 

-Ben 

Saturday, January 2, 2021

Big News for 2021!

Good morning friends and a very happy New Year! 

I think we can all look back on 2020 with an air of "I'm glad that's over with." - but I'll be honest with you... some of it was, in fact, not bad. 


I am here today to announce an exciting change in the life of this independent author...

I have entered into contract with Hurn Publications to become one of their authors in 2021!  That's right - I'm going legit! lol. 

What does that mean? Well - it means I won't be out here slinging my book on my own. It means I'll have access to an editor and funds for advertising. It means that I, Benjamin W. Bass, will have the option of bringing you polished, quality content in the future with the help and guidance of Meaghan Hurn.

I cannot begin to tell you just how excited I am for this opportunity. I look forward to keeping everyone updated on the process as we move forward with this partnership. In the meantime, this does mean the my works will be removed from available vendors such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and IngramSpark while we plan the next steps.

Thank you for everyone who has been apart of my journey thus far - I hope you will stick around for the next steps! 


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