Thanks for visiting. I started BenEastBooks in 2013 to highlight the work of indie writers, offer my take on current events, and reflect on international affairs. Now we turn to 2018, a new year like untrammeled snow upon the land. My journey across it will be shaped by pending non-fiction publications this spring, a second YA novel due this summer, and some work on the first to push it across the publishing line. However you plan to carve up the months ahead, I wish you well and hope we share success along the way. Happy New Year!