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". I'm Oxfordshire based but have car, will travel. That's the point of the car after all.
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:
– My biography of Ada Lovelace came 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 would certainly recognise, and biography.
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.