Sunday, 14 August 2016

Roswell Rising is here!

My new novel Roswell Rising- a Novel of Disclosure is now available on at least one retail platform, see: As it appears on others I shall post links here on Ben's Bookcase. The page above says "out of stock", but this is simply because it's a newly published print-on-demand book. Order it and it will be dispatched to you very soon. The blank cover image will also soon be visible. The novel is currently issued only as a paperback book. Some customers have asked me whether it will also be issued as an electronic copy. I am working on that and hope to have it available in that medium as soon as possible. I will be carrying out an official launch of the novel very shortly. Sincere thanks to everybody who has inspired and supported me in this enterprise.
See here for background. You can also read the first three chapters of the novel on this page as a free sample:

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Almost there!

The publication process of my new novel Roswell Rising- a Novel of Disclosure is almost complete. It may take two more weeks, but is likely to be done within a few days. As soon as it is available on retail platforms I will announce it on Ben's Bookcase.

Monday, 25 July 2016

Roswell Rising Cover Design

Here is the first completed model for the cover of my new novel Roswell Rising- a Novel of Disclosure. See here for background:

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

The Book is Finished!... REALLY Finished!

My new novel, Roswell Rising, a novel of Disclosure has reached the point where it can be published. Since St Theo's Day, June the 1st, I have been revising the draft. The problem with writing a novel is that if you are too much of a perfectionist the revision process can basically go on forever. You have to stop at some point and say: "OK, it'll never be absolutely flawless, but it's as good as it needs to be!" I have reached that point. So now I'm going to work on publication. This is a procedure that has changed beyond all recognition since I brought out Rockall in 2004. Today it is infinitely easier so I hope this won't take too long. As soon as this job is complete I will put the book on sale. I will arrange a formal launch for the novel in the coming weeks, but I won't wait for that to make Roswell Rising available to readers. The launch will consist probably of special HPANWO TV and Radio shows. I'll post all developments here on Ben's Bookcase as soon as I have finalized them. In the meantime, I've included Annette Lemaire's artwork again that will be incorporated into the book's cover design.

Monday, 20 June 2016

Cover Illustration

Annette Lemaire is an artist who is designing the cover of Roswell Rising. Below is her latest draft which I really like.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

I've Finished the Book!

Yes, I've finally completed the final draft of my new novel Roswell Rising- a Novel of Disclosure. I'm sorry I couldn't launch it by St Theo's Day, but I have at least got the draft done. I know many of you are eager to read it and you will be able to soon. However simply finishing the writing of the book does not mean it's immediately ready to be read. I'm going to revise the manuscript and make arrangements to do with its publication. This will take a few weeks. Bear with me. In the meantime, don't forget to read the free sample chapter; see background links below.

Saturday, 7 May 2016

RR- St Theo's Day Launch

I am now close to completing my new novel Roswell Rising- a Novel of Disclosure. In doing so I have to start looking at publishing options. I am determined that the novel should be available as a good old fashioned paper book as well as the usual modern e-book format. I can think of no more apt and auspicious thing than to launch the book on St Theo's Day, the first of June. St Theobald of Ruggerio is the patron saint of hospital porters and that is his feast day, see here for details: This might not be possible and if I have to rush the job and compromise of the quality of the finished article then I won't do it. However, it would be such a wonderful gesture, so if I can do it I shall. Watch this space for updates.