It’s 1923 and Tom and Will, two small town boys, discover the body of a local deputy. Was the death an accident? The boys don’t think so and become immersed in a harrowing mystery. A huge assailant with a single gold tooth attempts to kill them. With their friends, they battle the toothless giant and a shadowy group.
Will Tom’s “crazy” book ideas save them or get them killed? And where does the stairway to danger lead?
A spellbinding storyteller of high adventure, Ben has walked the Great Wall of China, hiked in Tibet, and climbed to 18,000 feet on Mt. Everest. And recently learned to surf in Hawaii.
This book sprang from stories family members told him about growing up in Shakertown, Kentucky. Tales of lost gold and river caves, and of adventure.
He began writing for children in 2008 and has completed picture books, middle grade and young adult stories.
Ben lives in Kentucky with his wife Lynda. For more information about Ben, please visit BooksByBen.com
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I grew up almost living in the local library. Reading was my escape and the library was my portal. I loved boys adventure stories and have been amazed at the reports that say boys don’t read. So I decided to write the kind of stories I remembered. The result is A Stairway To Danger. More edgy than what I read, maybe The Hardy Boys on steroids. It’s probably PG. Some mild cursing and violence. Nothing too terrible, but there are guns and dead bodies.