Benjamin Smith is a freelance writer living in Beaufort, South Carolina. Among his many talents Ben has been a reporter and editor in newspapers and worked running radio stations for most of his career. Having grown up in the picturesque low-country, a region replete with unique stories and people, Ben brings to life the essence of the area and it's culture in his works.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I wrote for public consumption was in the sixth grade. It was a story about a boy visiting Kennedy Space Center and his imagination runs away with him. He dreams of being on the Space Shuttle.
What is your writing process?
Confused! My characters are very real to me. in a way they speak for themselves, in my own head and then on the paper. Seriously, I know how and where I want the stories to go, but I let the characters speak for themselves. I use voice recognition software and act out the dialogue in my books so it feels all too real for me, and hopefully for the reader too.
Danny Gentry is a writer who has finally started to deal with his inner demons, that is until he receives the news of his ex-wife's murder. Susan Cobbler's death hurls him into an intrigue of secrets about his own life which have been hidden from him in plain sight. With his best friend running for President, the clock is ticking to find out what conspiracy led to the murder.