Ben Woodard


Ben’s imagination has led to adventures around the world.
Trekking Tibet and Mt Everest.
Studying in Austria.
Hiking in Scotland.
Bicycling rail trails.
House building in Guatemala
And now, imagining original children stories told through Spellbinders and through his books. Imagination fired by adventure and experiences.

Ben is active in SCBWI and a member of a local children’s writing critique group. He is a former Marketing Manager for a major corporation and ran his own marketing consulting business. He started writing children’s stories in 2008 and has completed over twenty books including picture books, middle grade and young adult. He lives with his wife in Lexington, Kentucky.

Where to find Ben Woodard online


The Staircase of Fire
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,500. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
A racist murder. Horrific memories. And a boy’s haunting journey.
Steps Into Darkness
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,950. Language: American English. Published: January 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
Sabotage on a dam construction site and attempts on their lives drive two teens to solve a perplexing mystery.
Whispers of Trees
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,900. Language: American English. Published: March 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic, Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
An ancient forest, a dark night, a strange woman—and whispers. A young boy enlists the help of a bent, gnarled woman to find his lost brother and enters a eerie Irish forest where he learns from the whisper of trees.
A Problem With Donuts
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,060. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play, Fiction » Children’s books » Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga
Hundreds of donuts…whizzing by. Every kind she could imagine. And Elizabeth has to have one. But when she has MORE than one, strange and hilarious things happen.
A Terrible Price
Price: Free! Words: 2,000. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Legends, Myths, Fables / Other
(4.00 from 1 review)
The story continues... An eagle and an angry grizzly bear. Can they work together to help an injured boy who once saved them?
The Boy Who Flew With Eagles
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,740. Language: American English. Published: November 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Legends, Myths, Fables / Other, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
The book has excitement, adventure, and the dream of all humans. To fly. Naa’ki, a boy snatched by a giant eagle, must use his wits and knowledge to survive. And save his people and the animals from famine. To succeed he will have to give up his future.
The Hunt
Price: Free! Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Two boys, two guns, angry hornets, a wild squirrel, and a haunting memory. A YA short story.
The Trestle
Price: Free! Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
Tom craves danger—to forget. He persuades his cousin Will to walk across High Bridge, a single track railroad bridge with no railings. Danger follows them onto the track, and Tom has to make a deadly choice.

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Mark Jacobs
Latest book: The Day God Winked. Published April 11, 2011. (4.58 from 12 reviews)

Smashwords book reviews by Ben Woodard

  • Five Gallon Bucket on Jan. 10, 2012

    I've never made wine, but always thought I'd like to try. If I do, I'll use this book. It's straight forward yet detailed enough that I think I could. And the recipes cover every kind from corn to dandelion. (And grape too.) Even if you are like me and have only a passing interest in making wine, this book is worth a read. You might start collecting bottles. :)