Love is the Answer

Scarlett’s lost a lot. Her mother, dead from cancer. Her friends, who have no idea what to say. And now her Dad, who has found someone new. Then, on a park bench on a cold and windy evening, she discovers Hayden.

“A beautifully written and thoroughly engaging story of a 17-year-old negotiating the minefields of growing up in today’s world.”

Andrew Norris

“Ben Craib is a merciless inquisitor of the sweet and not-so-sweet agonies of passion and first love.”
John McNally

“Ben Craib has a talent to grip his readers with excitement and anticipation. Scarlett is a very relatable teenage character whose sorrow is matched only by her love. She quickly realises her mistakes and must try her hardest to escape. A great read – would recommend to a teenage reader looking for a gritty read. ”

Lotty Dawson (aged 16)

Slay Your Dragons With Compassion

When renowned psychotherapist Malcom Stern's daughter Melissa took her own life in 2014 he experienced most parents' worst nightmare and his grief made him challenge every aspect of his work and life.

It thrust his growth and development forwards in ways he never thought possible, forcing him to confront his fears and work through his biggest blocks.

The culmination of that process is: Slay Your Dragons With Compassion: 10 Ways To Thrive In An Unstable World.

"Malcolm Stern’s invaluable book Slay Your Dragons with Compassion shows how unconditional acceptance and the power of awareness can help us transcend the suffering caused by unconscious mental-emotional conditioning, and thus bring about redemption and healing."

Eckhart Tolle, spiritual teacher and author

“Slay Your Dragons With Compassion is a practical, yet infinitely humane, method of saving your own life from the darkness. This book is an inspiration.”

Elizabeth Gilbert - author of Eat Pray Love

Moving and inspiring, filled with humane wisdom that is both tender and compassionately tough. Malcolm shows us how to live with authenticity and a great heart.

Jack Kornfield, author of A Path With Heart

Online men's group success

Online Men’s Groups Success will give you everything you need to hold successful online men's groups straight away.

You’ll learn the basics with ground rules and clear boundaries, and you’ll pick up the advanced tools of holding a space with impeccable communication and listening skills. You'll know how to meet men where they are, turn issues into insights through rounds of questions, so men can learn from each other's life experiences.

"This is simple and easy to understand yet extremely powerful. Its enjoyable as well as insightful, and gives great insight into the requirements and dynamics of successfully running a group. Highly recommended."

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"Kenny's decades of experience shine through in this practical, insightful, paradigm-shifting read."

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I write fiction for young people and I’m rep'd by Rupert Crew.

I’m a ghostwriter and I recently ghost-wrote therapist Malcolm Stern’s book Slay Your Dragons with Compassion: Ten Ways to Thrive Even When It Feels Impossible (Watkins Publishing) and Online Men’s Groups Success: A Step-by-Step Guide to Facilitating Personal Development Groups for Men by Kenny "The Man Whisperer" Marmarella D'Cruz. I continue to ghostwrite for various clients.

I am a copywriter with digital marketing and content creation experience across Body, Mind and Spirit publishing and Education & Training sectors.

I spent many years in theatre, creating, devising and directing plays with and for young people, working all over London, for theatres including Hampstead Theatre, The Half Moon Young People's Theatre and The Almeida. I’m now available to run story writing and creative writing workshops in schools.

I was born in Colchester and grew up in London, and now live in Brighton with my partner Tara and son Theo.

I love telling stories and helping others tell theirs

“Ben Craib is a master craftsman. I could not have written my book without him. He makes intelligent enquiries and captures my voice on the page brilliantly. I highly recommend him."

Malcolm Stern, Therapist, TV Presenter, and CoFounder/Director of Alternatives.

Ben has got the patience of a saint, the eye of an eagle, the memory of an elephant, all of which were vital in getting my ebook out of me. His work enabled me to launch my ebook on International Men's Day and gain Amazon No. 1 status in 7 different categories.

Kenny "The Man Whisperer" Marmarella-D'Cruz


I can write the book in your head - in your voice - just how you dreamed.

If you like writing yourself I can guide you through the process, from developing your initial idea to creating a proposal, to mentoring you as you write your manuscript.

My job is to tune into exactly where you are in your writing process and offer a the service that is just right to support you.

That could be:
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