Dear friends and family,
As some of you know, since Ben wrote his first book 'Weirdo', when he was 9 years old, we
decided to self-publish it as a reward and a gift for Ben to keep for himself. Ben’s determination to write didn’t waiver and over time his stories became more interesting and really funny! We were so inspired by his passion for writing and wild imagination that we
wanted to keep encouraging his writing and bring these stories into books he could share with other children. Since Weirdo, Ben has written another two books and is showing no signs of slowing down. In September 2016, we decided to start our own business publishing Ben's books. It is a real family business and Ben is the inspiration behind it. We all work together as a family to see his dreams come true - Robert is the illustrator, Renata the project manager and Daniel, an avid reader like his older brother, is the first one to read the manuscripts and give us his opinion.
In “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 through an amazing and funny adventure as he finds happiness again. Ben is inspired by books by David Walliams, Roald Dahl, Andy Griffiths and Enid Blyton. He likes to write funny books full of action and adventure. We are very excited to be launching his
next book The Magic Pencil in February 2017
Recently, Ben was awarded a sponsorship for a new website. We would like to invite you to visit www.spiespublishing.co.nz. You can find more information there and purchase the book Weirdo - a great gift for children between 7-12 years old. We would love to share Spies Publishing stories and journey with friends and family on these emails but we totally understand if you choose to unsubscribe. For now, we wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a New Year filled with peace, happiness and good health.
Renata, Robert, Ben & Daniel