Tom Benson Creative Writer and Artist
Tom Benson           Creative Writer                                      and Artist

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News and Project Update




During the period from May - October 2017, I have terminated the Amazon grip on a few of my titles to share them on Kobo.


Romance        - Amsterdam Calling

Thriller            - Beyond The Law: Formation

                        - Beyond The Law: Retribution

                        - Beyond The Law: Consequences

Short Stories - Smoke & Mirrors: and other stories

                        - The Welcome: and other Sci-Fi stories


During 2016 the offer of a different title free for a weekend each month on Amazon proved popular. To give the opportunity to a wide audience I'll continue to offer free books from across my range throughout 2017.

My next freebie weekend will be:

Sat 11th / Sun 12th November 2017.


My titles will have Kobo option buttons added as they become available.

All my titles have Amazon-preview/buy option buttons. You are taken to your local Amazon - no commitment. There is an alternative universal link on my websites using BookLinker.  

My prices range between £0.99 / $0.99 and £2.49 / $3.49.

Credibility comes before financial gain.




- Codename: Nightshade is a standalone thriller which is an extension of the Beyond The Law trilogy.


- Czech Mate is a thriller, based in Scotland and the Czech Republic. The story is in the early stages and will be due publication in 2018.


- A Life of Choice is a five-part, coming of age story about a young man who tackles a military career to escape his humdrum life. The characters are fictional, although some scenes are based on actual events. 


- A Life of Choice: Part Five is scheduled for early November 2017.


I'm also working on stories for inclusion in the next collections by the Indie Author Support and Discussion group. The books the group produces raise funds for charity.


Brief bio

Tom was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1952.


At 17, he left home to join the British Army and enjoyed a 23 year career. 

His service covered peace-time, conflct at home and abroad, and the training of recruits.

UK in '70.  

Germany and Northern Ireland through the 70's. 

West Berlin '76-'78. The 'Wall' was still in place. 

Germany and UK in the 80's.

Gulf War I, '90 - '91.

Germany and UK, '91 - '92.


Tom married Olive in '77. 

Their son Andrew was born in Germany in '82.


On leaving the military in '92, Tom chose Retail Management as his new career, which lasted for 20 years. 

In October 2012 he stepped down from management. 

Tom has maintained a part time role since then as a Retail Assistant with Ryman the Stationer to support his ambitions as a Creative Writer.  


Sunday 5th November 2017


My most recent publication

A Life of Choie: Part Five

Back and Forward

Apart from this website, monthly updates, projects, and new titles appear on the News page

of my author website,

and on the

Work in Progress pages

of my writing blog.


All of my titles now have

Amazon-universal links, and preview / buy buttons.

You can buy directly or preview the book, and then if you choose to buy you are taken  to

your local Amazon.


Links to my other sites

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