I aimed at being an adult science fiction writer and accidentally became a YA one instead; I aimed at a career in publishing and accidentally ended up in technical communications; and then to cap it all I accidentally started earning a living as a ghostwriter, which let me chuck in the day job. No idea how that happened at all. So:
– In my own name, my biography of Ada Lovelace comes out in October 2019.
– I have had I have had 5 novels published professionally by Scholastic, Random House and Solaris.
– I have self-published The Ted Gorse Adventures, contemporary fantasy for readers from YA+, and H.M.S. Barabbas, the first of the Further Adventures of Jim Hawkins. I have also republished some of my previously professionally published novels to keep them in print and available, so it's all a good old eclectic mix.
– Most of my professionally published short stories are available in one self-published collection.
As a ghostwriter, I've written adventure series for children and teenagers, under celebrity names which you woulds certainly recognise, and biography.
I'm experienced in giving talks and workshops to schools on plotting and structuring fiction, and also more genre-specific topics like "How to design an alien".
But don't just take my word for it:
“Working with Ben was a humbling and poignant time. After a 4-year journey of collating my life story into a transcript, he got hold of it and did what he does best – produced a fantastic piece of work. Ben is excellent at what he does and great to work with.” – Allen Langham, author, Taming of a Villain: A Message of Hope, Lion Hudson, 2019.
“Ben Jeapes is a real pleasure to work with. Having worked with him both as a fiction and non-fiction author, I can say that he’s professional, timely and always insightful when it comes to the needs of the text.” – Jon Oliver, Senior Commissioning Editor, Lion Hudson.
“Ben was a complete pleasure to work with. Professional, responsive, always on time, his contribution and writing for every project was great.” – Philippa Milnes-Smith, Managing Director, LAW Literary Agency.
I have eight novels published under my own name, either professionally, self-published, or republished having been previously professionally published. Easy. I have also ghostwritten several series for young adults and children on behalf of various celebrity writers.