About Author

Ben Jackson

Ben Jackson
BIOGRAPHY

Ben Jackson was born in Tasmania, Australia and is a successful indie author that has been writing for over four years. Ben is married to Sam Lawrence, and together they specialize in self-publishing children’s books. They have been married for several years and have traveled together between Australia and Canada. Ben is also a freelance writer that specializes in writing website content for businesses and a wide variety of different articles.

They have published a series of children’s books called My Little Fart, as well as If I Was A Caterpillar and several other non-fiction books. Ben has numerous books in progress so stay tuned for information on those by following this page, connecting with him on Facebook or Goodreads.

Remember, if you enjoyed one of the books, please leave a review! As indie authors, it really helps out! Please feel free to check out their children's book website at

http://www.mylittlefart.com or Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/BenandSamAuthors/

Ben Jackson Books

Book
Hockey Wars 2: The New Girl
(4) Paperback,
Hockey Wars 2: The New Girlby Sam LawrenceSeries: Hockey Wars SeriesTeen & Young Adult Children's
(6) Paperback,
Hockey Warsby Sam LawrencePublish: Nov 06, 2018Series: Hockey Wars SeriesTeen & Young Adult Children's
The Day My Fart Followed Me To Baseball (My Little Fart)
(3) eBook, Paperback,
The Day My Fart Followed Me To Baseball (My Little Fart)by Ben JacksonPublish: Feb 27, 2019Series: My Little Fart SeriesChildren's
Hockey Wars 3: The Tournament
$3.99kindle Free with KUeBook,
Hockey Wars 3: The Tournamentby Sam LawrencePublish: Oct 15, 2019Series: Hockey WarsTeen & Young Adult
It's Not Easy Being A Little Fart (My Little Fart)
(4) Paperback,
It's Not Easy Being A Little Fart (My Little Fart)by Ben JacksonPublish: Jun 10, 2018Series: My Little Fart SeriesChildren's
The Day My Fart Followed Me To The Zoo (My Little Fart)
(4) Paperback,
The Day My Fart Followed Me To The Zoo (My Little Fart)by Ben JacksonPublish: Oct 28, 2018Series: My Little Fart SeriesChildren's
The Day My Fart Followed Me To the Dentist (My Little Fart)
(4) eBook, Paperback,
The Day My Fart Followed Me To the Dentist (My Little Fart)by Ben JacksonPublish: Jul 15, 2017Series: My Little Fart SeriesChildren's
The Day My Fart Followed Santa Up The Chimney
(3) Paperback, Audio,
The Day My Fart Followed Santa Up The Chimneyby Ben JacksonPublish: Nov 18, 2016Series: My Little Fart SeriesChildren's
The Day My Fart Followed Me To Hockey
(3) $2.99kindleeBook, Paperback, Audio,
#1 Best SellerThe Day My Fart Followed Me To Hockeyby Sam LawrencePublish: Sep 13, 2016Series: My Little Fart SeriesChildren's
The Day My Fart Followed Me To Soccer
(4) $2.99kindleeBook, Paperback, Audio,
The Day My Fart Followed Me To Soccerby Ben JacksonPublish: Apr 19, 2017Series: My Little Fart SeriesChildren's
The Day My Fart Followed Me Home
(5) $2.99kindleeBook, Paperback,
The Day My Fart Followed Me Homeby Ben JacksonPublish: Apr 04, 2016Series: My Little Fart SeriesChildren's
If I Was a Caterpillar
(5) $2.99kindleeBook, Paperback,
If I Was a Caterpillarby Ben JacksonPublish: Mar 04, 2017Children's

Ben Jackson interview On 10, Jul 2019

"Ben Jackson was born in Tasmania, Australia and is a successful indie author. Ben and his wife started writing their children’s books after they were playing around one night making up silly stories. They have published a series of children’s books called My Little Fart, as well as If I Was A Caterpillar and several other non-fiction books. He has been a freelance writer for almost 4 years now. Hockey Wars is his wife’s inspiration and she is the driving force behind the series."
Do you still live in Tasmania, Australia? When is the best time to visit Tasmania?

I travel between Tasmania, Australia, and London, Canada. Anytime is a great time to visit Tasmania as we have amazing winter and summer locations to visit. There are a variety of different experiences such as the winter fest, Dark Mofo and also the Taste of Tasmania during the summer.

What inspired you to start writing? Are the stories in your children books inspired by the life you yourself have lived as a child?

No. My wife and I started writing our children’s books after we were playing around one night making up silly stories.

What challenges have you faced on your journey of becoming a successful indie author?

Learning about the right steps to take in the right order and balancing keeping costs downs while still delivering high-quality content.

Since how long have you been a freelance writer? How much research is involved in the process of writing website content for businesses?

I have been a freelance writer for almost 4 years now. There isn’t a lot of research involved in writing articles/blogs or website content, but I do quite a lot of research before I start each individual project.

Where did you meet your wife, Sam Lawrence? When did you both decide to publish a series of children’s books?

We met in Queensland, Australia when Sam was studying to become a chef. After she hurt herself, we decided to move into something which would make our long-distance relationship easier.

How did you come up with the plot for "Hockey Wars"? Did you expect it to become #1 New Release?

Hockey Wars is my wife’s inspiration and she is the driving force behind the series. I do a lot of the writing, but she helps to come up with the storyline and the character profiles. She also works closely with the illustrator to design the illustrations which are in the book.

How did the idea for Indie Publishing Group come? Your tagline says, 'Indie Publishing Group makes Self-Publishing Simple!' What steps do you follow to make self-publishing simpler?

Having written and published our own books, we understand the process of creating and self-publishing books now. There was a lot of trial and error along the way and Indie Publishing Group was created to help other indie authors avoid the mistakes which we made.

There are a lot of vanity presses out there charging indie authors a fortune to basically self-publish their books. Our goal is to help indie authors self-publish their books without them having to sign any contracts or lose any of their royalties, but still publish a premium product.

Who helped you with the cover of "The Day My Fart Followed Santa Up The Chimney"? Or did you design it yourself?

Our illustrator Danko Herrero helps us with all our Little Fart books, and Kyle Fleming does the illustrations for our Hockey Wars series. Kyle also does all the cover art for the Hockey Wars series.

The "My Little Fart" series of books are both fun and hilarious. How did you come up with the unusual title of the series?

One night when my wife and I were relaxing we both came up with the idea for the character and the rest just sort of flowed on from there.

Who inspired the characters of Millie and Cameron? Who is your favorite among the two?

My wife Sam comes up with all the characters for Hockey Wars. Her childhood was spent playing hockey and even now she participates in a winter hockey league.

How has been your experience of working with your illustrator, Danko Herrera, and Kyle Fleming?

Working with Danko has always been great. He understands what we need for our Little Fart books and makes the process simple and easy. That’s why he works through Indie Publishing Group for us. His positive attitude and amazing talent are why we recommend him to other authors.

Working with Kyle on the Hockey Wars series is also a fantastically easy process. Both Kyle and Danko are extremely talented and understand the intricate nature of creating children’s book illustrations and covers.

If you could ask one successful author three questions about their writing, writing process, or books, what would they be?

1. How do you come up with the idea for your books?
2. What are the steps you plan out when you settle on a book idea?
3. What’s the one thing you would recommend to new authors?

What are some common traps for aspiring writers? Do you have any advice on how to avoid or overcome them?

Have someone professional edit your books. Also, don’t try to save money or take shortcuts that are going to affect the finished product.

Have you ever worked on multiple novels at once? What are you working on now?

I’m supposed to be writing Hockey Wars 3 right now! But I’m doing this author interview instead because I’m a terrible procrastinator and I get easily distracted!

How did you come across the AllAuthor website? Could you tell us your thoughts on the website and if there's anything we can do to improve it?

I really like the tweet scheduler. Managing social media takes up so much of my time and now this is one thing which I don’t need to worry about. I would love to list the AllAuthor site on my website as an affiliate and share this great site with other authors. Maybe that’s something you could add?

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    • AllAuthor AllAuthor 9 months ago
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    • How do you think concepts such as Kindle, and e-books have changed the present or future of reading?
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      • Ben Jackson Ben Jackson 9 months ago
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      • A lot more authors now have an opportunity to get their work published. This wasn't always an option when dealing with traditional publishers.
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      • Ben Jackson Ben Jackson 9 months ago
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      • I now pay a lot more attention to editing my work! Early mistakes and rushing led to a lot of changes down the road which I try to avoid through good editing now.
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