When 9 year old Ben Spies showed a passion and skill for writing at a very young age, his parents Renata and Robert did what great parents do… they encouraged him.
Ben’s determination to write didn’t waiver and over time his stories became more interesting and really funny! His parents were so inspired by his passion for writing and wild imagination that they wanted to keep encouraging his writing and bring these stories into books they could share with other children. So at age 9 Ben’s parents rewarded his writing efforts by self-publishing his first book “Weirdo” and now at age 10 he has another in editing and many more ideas for the future!
Most books written for children are authored by adults, the true point of difference in Ben’s books is that they are written by a child, for children. Through a child’s eyes, and with a child’s voice. The irreverent humor and story telling from a young person’s perspective mean that these books really speak to their audience in an authentic tone that they understand and enjoy.
In Ben’s first book “Weirdo” we meet Ugine, a ten year old boy who recently lost both of his parents. He lives by himself. He has no friends at school and everyone thinks he is weird. We follow Ugine though an amazing and funny adventure as he finds happiness again.
“What is really special about Ben’s books is that we kept exactly how he wrote it, the stories are funny, as told by a child. With a child’s perspective of the world… with very little interference from an adult” said Ben’s mother, Renata Spies.
Ever supportive Ben’s family have created a publishing company to ensure young people everywhere can continue to enjoy these fabulous stories and be inspired by Ben.