Ben Mathewson


I am a proud husband and father of 7 beautiful children. I love to garden, sketch, read and imagine. I love stories- histories, made up stories, and especially true stories! I have very varied interests ranging from horticulture to politics, and Music is a major part of my life. Totally love jazz but listen to hip hop, country and classical music. My dream is to write for a living, and impress everyone with how unnaturally large my vegetables are! :)


Smashwords Interview

How do you approach cover design?
Designing the cover of my book was pretty tricky. I'm not by nature a keen designer. I eventually chose one of the stronger poems, which had a strong theme in the book, and designed it around that. My sister is a keen mountain climber, and her perfect shot of the nepalese mountain was enough inspiration to fit very well with the theme of my book!
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Great Expectations: Charles Dickens- Incredibly written. Amazing story and the characters are brilliant. Totally immersive and a classic book for a good reason
The Memory Keeper's Daughter: Kim Edwards. Fantastic story about adult relationships, secrecy and the importance of love and family.
The Bible: Where loads of great, inspiring stories live. A text rich in history, and a hidden treasure trove of poetic inspiration!
The Twits / Matilda: Classic Roald Dahl magic at its best! My children rarely tire of his work and He has a seemingly unlimited capacity as a storyteller and humorist!
Vickie Johnstone: Travelling Light - An Independant Author like myself and an excellent poet and wordsmith!
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The Climb
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 4,180. Language: Australian English. Published: March 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
A collection of Inspirational and spiritual short poems with a healthy side serving of humor! for the seeker, the student, the teacher, and for the soul of every wisdom seeking creature! Or for anyone and everyone on life's ever winding Journey, take 'The Climb' with you!

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christian    humor    inspirational    poetry    short    spiritual