Interview with Ben Jackson

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Tell us a little bit about yourself.

When did you decide you wanted to be an author?
Hmmm. I didn’t decide to become an author until later in my life. I have always had an interest in reading and can read books extremely quickly. Sometimes too quickly! Often, I’ll go back and read through books I’ve enjoyed 2-3 times. I started writing when I was about 30. Lately, I have moved more towards children’s books. They’re heaps of fun to write, and I love the whole process from writing to publishing.

What inspired you to write this book?
My latest books are The Day My Fart Followed Me To Soccer, The Day My Fart Followed Me To The Dentist, and The Day My Fart Followed Me To The Zoo. They are books 4,5, and 6 in the My Little Fart series. My wife and I try to find ideas for books that parents and children could relate to and help them. The Day My Fart Followed Me To The Zoo has facts about animals, but also tries to throw in a few jokes and laughs along the way.

What drew you into the Children’s Book genre of writing?
I love just writing and having fun. I try to make my children’s books not only fun but also educational. They all try to pass along a message. About looking after your teeth and not being scared of the dentist, to participating as part of a team and helping out your friends.

What social media site has been the most influential to you as far as growing your audience is concerned?
I would have to say blogs. Blogs and other authors who support indie authors just like this site! I think that websites and indie author bloggers help to promote good indie books more than Facebook, Twitter or Instagram ever could.

What advice would you give to aspiring writers out there?
Don’t give up and don’t try to do it alone. Being indie is great, but it’s still important to invest some money or time into your books. They say never judge a book by its cover, but with so many books being published every day, invest some money into your cover. Format your books, have them proofread and put the best possible product out there every time.

What does the future hold in store for you? Any new writing projects on the horizon?
No, we have some ideas for more books, but we just released The Day My Fart Followed Me To The Zoo this week! I’m also writing for an indie book magazine, Indie Authors Monthly! It’s free to download every week and a great resource for all authors.

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Ben Jackson Social Media Links

http://www.indiepublishinggroup.com/ Indie Publishing Group
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15144197.Ben_Jackson Goodreads Page
https://www.amazon.com/Ben-Jackson/e/B00S4A4W5C/ Amazon Author Page
http://bennsam.tumblr.com/ Tumbler
https://au.pinterest.com/benandsamauthor/ Pinterest
https://www.facebook.com/BenandSamAuthors/ Facebook Ben & Sam
https://www.facebook.com/MyLittleFart/ Facebook My Little Fart
https://twitter.com/AuthorsBen_Sam Twitter

 

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Ben Jackson Author Bio

Ben lives in Tasmania, Australia. While working during the week as a Boiler Maker/Welder, specializing in Aluminum Welding, he also writes of a night as a Freelance Writer and Author.

Ben is in a Long-Distance Relationship with his wife Sam, who lives in Canada, she works as a full-time formatting professional, publisher, and author.

Be sure to check out all his books, there is definitely something there for everyone!

As Indie Authors, we rely on our valuable customers to write a review, if you could spare a minute to leave a review of one of our books, we would greatly appreciate it.

He 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 his books, leave a review!

Book Links
The Day My Fart Followed Me To The Dentist
https://www.amazon.com/Day-My-Fart-Followed-Dentist-ebook/

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/734101

The Day My Fart Followed Me To The Dentist
Timmy and his best friend the Little Fart are back again in The Day My Fart Followed Me To The Dentist! In this beautifully illustrated children’s book you’ll experience Timmy’s first visit to the dentist, losing a tooth, and a visit from the Tooth Fairy.

No child loves the thought of a visit to the dentist. In The Day My Fart Followed Me To The Dentist, Timmy takes a trip to the dentist with his best, and imaginary, friend the Little Fart. Timmy needs to have a tooth removed and then needs to help to try and explain the Tooth Fairy to the Little Fart.

Whenever the Little Fart is involved, hilarity and mischievousness are sure to follow! The authors decided to publish this book to try and help parents and dentists show that the dentist doesn’t have to be a bad experience. In the end, there is always the reward of receiving a visit by the magical and beautiful Tooth Fairy.

If you enjoy reading funny books with beautiful illustrations and love having your child read along with you, then make sure you grab The Day My Fart Followed Me To The Dentist! Discover and giggle along with Timmy, and the Little Fart on their exciting day at the dentist.

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If I Was A Caterpillar by Ben Jackson, Sam Lawrence and Danko Herrera Review

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From the creators of the hit children’s book franchise Timmy and the Little Fart comes a brand new children’s book that tells the story of chasing dreams and believing in yourself. That story is If I Was A Caterpillar by Ben Jackson, Sam Lawrence and Danko Herrera, and here is the synopsis:

Read along with the caterpillar as it travels around the world trying exciting new activities and having fun! Reading with children is one of the biggest forms of early education, helping to develop young minds.
As a young child, it’s important to believe that anything is possible. If I Was A Caterpillar is a beautifully illustrated children’s book that follows a caterpillar on its journey as it discovers new activities.

Too often these days, children are being put onto tracks that are unachievable or told that a dream is just a dream and to forget about it. One of the most enjoyable things about being a young child is believing that you can fly to the moon as an astronaut or dive under the water searching for hidden treasure.

If I Was A Caterpillar shows young children that you can do anything you want. Your dreams can come true! If you enjoy reading books with beautiful illustrations and love having your child read along with you, then make sure you check out If I Was A Caterpillar!

This wonderfully written and illustrated children’s book helps reinforce the age old idea for children that they can be anything they want to be. No dream is too big, and if you work hard you can achieve said dreams. The artwork was bright and warm to see, and watching the story unfold will surely help children take the message of the story to heart.

Overall this is another strong children’s book from these incredible writers. Full of heart, warmth and a message all children deserve to learn, this is a story parents will adore reading to their children for years to come. If you haven’t yet be sure to pick up your copy of If I Was A Caterpillar today!

Rating: 10/10

The Day My Fart Followed Me To Soccer by Ben Jackson, Sam Lawrence and Danko Herrera Review

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The adventures of Timmy and his little fart continue in the hit children’s book series Timmy and the Little Fart. In the newest book, The Day My Fart Followed Me To Soccer by Ben Jackson, Sam Lawrence and Danko Herrera, children are given an important look at the way we’re supposed to treat one another and how friendships are made, all the while using a living fart to bring humor into the story. Here is the synopsis:

Timmy and his best friend the Fart are back again!
If your child loves soccer and playing sport, then you’re going to love reading along with Timmy and his best friend the Little Fart!

The Day My Fart Followed Me To Soccer is a beautifully illustrated journey of Timmy and his imaginary best friend the Little Fart as they attend Timmy’s soccer match, and meet his new friend Sophie. Chaos and laughter ensue as the Little Fart tries to help Timmy and Sophie the only way he knows how!

If you enjoy reading funny books with beautiful illustrations and love having your child read along with you, then make sure you grab The Day My Fart Followed Me To Soccer!

Discover and giggle along with Timmy, Sophie and the Little Fart on their exciting day at the soccer field!

It’s another cute and humorous adventure for Timmy and his little fart. Exploring the message of friendship and supporting one another rather than tearing them down, this important children’s story blends hilarity with a wonderful message. The artwork is wonderfully bright and does a great job of conveying the emotions of the characters to fill in between the lines of the main story.

Overall this is a wonderful addition to the growing children’s book series. A fantastic look into the bonds of friendship and teamwork, this story continues to show a new franchise in the works in the children’s book genre. If you haven’t yet be sure to pick up your copies of The Day My Fart Followed Me To Soccer today! It’s the perfect read for parents and children alike!

Rating: 10/10

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The Day My Fart Followed Me Home and The Day My Fart Followed Me To Hockey by Ben Jackson and Sam Lawrence Reviews:

I was recently contacted by an author I worked with before about a pair of illustrated children’s stories and I agreed to read and review them
both. As they are short reads I will be combining the reviews in one post. These stories were fun, beautifully illustrated, and each imparted
a message that will resonate with young children, and will have them laughing as well. First, the synopsis for The Day My Fart Followed Me Home:

If you and your child love to read together, then you are going to love this!

The Day My Fart Followed Me Home is a beautifully illustrated journey of Timmy and how he meets his new friend!

If you enjoy reading funny books with gorgeous pictures and love your child to read along with you, then make sure you grab The Day My Fart
Followed Me Home.
Discover and giggle along with Timmy on his unexpected journey with his new best friend! Scroll up and get ready to giggle along with your
children!

The illustrations are amazing, and the simple tale of this young boy and his fart is a fun read that parents can enjoy with their children. Filled
with humor, heart and passion, this book is a great first foray into a beautifully created world that can last for several books to come.

Now, the synopsis for the second book, The Day My Fart Followed Me To Hockey:

Timmy and his best friend the Fart are back again!
If you and your child love to read together, then you are going to love reading along with Timmy and his Fart as they play hockey together!

The Day My Fart Followed Me To Hockey is a beautifully illustrated journey of Timmy and his best friend the Little Fart as they attend Timmy’s
first hockey tryouts. Chaos and laughter ensue as the Fart attempts to help out his best friend the only way he knows how.

If you enjoy reading funny books with beautiful illustrations and love having your child read along with you, then make sure you grab The Day
My Fart Followed Me To Hockey.

Discover and giggle along with Timmy and his best friend on their exciting day at the hockey arena!

The illustrations became even more gorgeous the second time around. The humor increases with this longer story, and kids and parents alike will
enjoy the message of this story, which explores the stress that children go through and the pressure to fit in.

This is a fantastic series of children’s books that are well drawn and showcase a talent to capture children’s imaginations and hearts. Everyone
should get their kids a copy of The Day My Fart Followed Me Home and The Day My Fart Followed Me To Hockey by Ben Jackson and Sam Lawrence today!

Rating: 10/10

Q&A with Ben Jackson

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Recently I had the opportunity to review the guide, “How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse” by Ben Jackson. He was also kind enough to answer some questions about the book, so check out our interview here!

1) What gave you the inspiration to write “How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse”?
I hate scary movies, but can’t help myself when it comes to zombie movies. I just watch them during the day, not late at night! I enjoy prepping, and also love the aspect of watching a movie and yelling ‘I wouldn’t have done it like that!’ So, I said to my wife that I was going to write a zombie survival book, and she told me no one would be interested, but I wrote it anyway. It has been one of our most popular books, both digital copies and paperback copies.
2) There are so many helpful tips for both zombie survival and overall survival. What would be the most important piece of advice you could give anyone trying to survive a disaster of this magnitude?
Hmm, stay and fight or be prepared to run and gun I suppose. If you’re going to stay and defend your location, then make sure that you put everything into it. It’s easier to hide than fight, but ultimately you can’t run forever. It all comes down to how many people you’re looking after or how many people are in your group.
3) What zombie films/books/TV shows do you think showcase both the zombie threat and the necessary survival tools mentioned in your book accurately?
The TV show The Walking Dead is a good example of a group of people that want to settle down and defend one location, but ultimately find it too hard. They have to deal with large groups of zombies, as well as dealing with large groups of hostile people looking to take what they have. The Will Smith movie, I am Legend, has a good setup for his own home defense. There are also some differences in that movie, during the day he’s free to roam, the zombies only come out at night, and there’re almost no other people to deal with.
4) If you could pick anyone to be on your zombie apocalypse survival group, who would it be and why?
Seal Team 6, lol! Seriously, anyone that you care about, and you know has some basic survival instincts, and decent intentions would be good for a zombie squad. You never really know who will crumble under pressure, but I would want my wife by my side of course!
5) Any other books or guides that you are currently working on or plan to work on?
I just finished a basic preppers pantry style book. It’s called SHTF & Urban Survival Items for Preppers: Beginners Guide to Everything You Need to Stockpile for the SHTF, Urban Survival, Prepping, and Disasters. It has only been released for about a month. It is some of the important things you’ll need for prepping and why, and some of the most obscure items that you may not have thought about. It’s a good beginners book, for people that are interested in becoming preppers, but not really sure what it’s about.
I also just finished my first fiction novel, it’s a dystopian fiction based in a post-apocalyptic world after a virus has swept through the country. It’s being proofread now, so probably 3-4 weeks away yet.

SHTF & Urban Survival Items for Preppers https://www.amazon.com/dp/1534604510/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_h4eUxbR9PWH5S

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How to Survive The Zombie Apocalypse: The Complete Guide To Urban Survival, Prepping and Zombie Defense by Ben Jackson Book Review:

Have you ever wondered what you would do in the event that the worst has happened and the world has spiraled into a post-apocalyptic zombie
nightmare? Well wonder no more, because in Ben Jackson’s “How to Survive The Zombie Apocalypse: The Complete Guide To Urban Survival, Prepping
and Zombie Defense” readers will learn all the need to know information on surviving the deadly apocalypse.

This 72-page book covers a wide range of topics, from the different types of zombie outbreaks one may face, to the pros and cons of either finding
shelter or staying mobile during the apocalypse, and the necessary supplies you’ll need to have in order to survive. With pop culture references
to zombies spread throughout the book and a heavy dose of very real survival preparation, this book is the best guide this reader has ever read
concerning the zombie threat. So whether or not you want to prepare for zombie attacks or want to know how to be prepared to survive any other
global disaster, this book is not to be missed, so be sure you read the incredible “How To Survive The Zombie Apocalypse: The Complete Guide To
Urban Survival, Prepping and Zombie Defense” by Ben Jackson today!

Book Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0129GH7MQ/ref=x_gr_w_glide_bb?ie=UTF8&tag=x_gr_w_glide_bb-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0129GH7MQ&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2#nav-subnav