Janet and Geoff Benge lead Silver Fern Writers. For the past 28 years the Benges have worked as fulltime, commercial writers. They have been prolific ghostwriters, writing over 60 ghostwritten books on medical, sports, inspirational and motivational themes, as well as numerous memoirs. Over the last twelve years they have jointly authored 62 biographies of famous historical figures for the young adult (YA) market (there are currently over two million copies of these books in print). Along the way Geoff and Janet have also written a wide variety of other materials ranging from teaching curriculum guides, children’s books and poems, to marketing materials.
Writing is both craft and art and Janet and Geoff are gifted teachers with a passion to impart their years of knowledge and experience to other writers and aspiring writers. Janet and Geoff have a deep understanding of the book writing process, from the first conceptual idea through to the finished product, and they share their insights with the participants in their workshops and master classes with wit and wisdom.
Today the world of publishing is changing fast, and Janet and Geoff appreciate the need to stay on the cutting edge of technology and the changing ways books are being acquired, produced and marketed. And not only do they understand the publishing industry, they are also able to clearly articulate what they know as they teach and guide people through the process of writing their manuscripts and getting them out to their intended audience.
If you would like help negotiating your way to becoming a published writer, let Janet and Geoff Benge guide you to your goal.
Janet is an affiliate of Amherst Writers & Artists, and the workshops are conducted using the organization's guidelines.