My Books

Scroll for links to buy my books, and also read excerpts and reviews. Note: These top two are for adults. Keep scrolling for my children’s books.

WORLDS: A Science Fiction Microfiction Anthology (Dark Drabbles Book 1)

Stories of new worlds, new creatures, space accidents, alien snackcidents, evil planets, military mashups, and much, much more.

PRE-ORDER! (Out in June 2019): Amazon

Look for Single Colonists Wanted by Becky Benishek. Here’s the full list of authors.


ANGELS: A Divine Microfiction Anthology (Dark Drabbles Book 2)

Beatific angels, holy wars, kitty saviors, epic battles between good and evil, devils and demons, fallen angels and many more. 

PRE-ORDER! (Out in July 2019): Amazon

Look for Angel vs Society by Becky Benishek. Here’s the full list of authors.


Hush, Mouse!

A tiny kitten with a big meow and a little girl with a big heart prove that any size can save the day.

PRE-ORDER! (Out in June 2019)

Publisher’s site: Regular Font | Dyslexic-Friendly Font

Amazon: Regular Font | Dyslexic-Friendly Font

Hush Mouse cover readers

MacLaren-Cochrane Publishing; Amazon
Hardcover, softcover, eBook (coming!).
Also in dyslexic font.

A kitten named Mouse meows so much that she’s always being told to hush! Only Little Liz appreciates Mouse, because nobody really pays attention to what she has to say, either. Then one day, they prevent a crime, proving that even though they’re small, they’re worth being listened to!


Readers’ Favorite 5-Star Review
Hush, Mouse! is a short, delightful children’s story, beautifully illustrated by Alicia Young. The author, Becky Benishek, teaches everyone, including the adults, that when little ones speak or meow, listen! Thank heaven Little Liz listens to Mouse: together, they save the family from a small tragedy. Becky Benishek is the author of several children’s books and this one will be a welcome addition to any book collection for young children. Perfect for young readers or for family reading fun together!” -Viga Boland for Readers’ Favorite (full review here)

My kids and I loved this story. The pacing and flow were perfect, not to mention the adorable illustrations! This story promotes celebrating differences and understanding that we are are special in our own way. Hush, Mouse! is a must have for every child’s personal library! -Erica Graham, author of the Talking Tales series.

“Best of all is Benishek’s singular style—hers are stories of charm and substance, where warmly drawn characters make their way through a loving-if-perilous world where idiosyncrasy is invaluable.

“A word of caution, though—if you have a daughter, granddaughter, niece, what-have-you—she will be begging you to buy her a kitten after you read this book with her!” -Terry Vittone

“A small cat and a little girl stop a crime in this illustrated tale…Youngsters who are constantly told to hush will love how a little character’s big voice makes all the difference.” -Kirkus Review (full review here)

The Squeezor is Coming!

A big-hearted monster teaches kids about the power of empathy.


Publisher’s site: Regular Font | Dyslexic-Friendly Font

Amazon: Regular Font | Dyslexic-Friendly Font


MacLaren-Cochrane Publishing; Amazon
Hardcover, softcover.
Also in dyslexic font.

The Squeezor is a monster who just wants to give hugs: Great, big, wrap-his-arms-around-you-twice, squeezy hugs. The trouble is, he looks so scary, even other monsters run away! How can he get everyone to look past his appearance and be his friend? Join the Squeezor in Ghastly Gigapolis as he figures it out!


Readers’ Favorite 5-Star Review
“Far too many kids feel as unlovable as the Squeezor, and this story is for them. Benishek’s droll and humorous story will please everyone in the room and maybe especially those adults who are still kids at heart. Matt Fiss’s brilliantly grotesque illustrations make this book one to linger over and read again and again and again. Literally. It’s that good.” –Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite (full review here)

““This wonderful story teaches two significant lessons: acceptance of others who are different and self-acceptance.” –Erica Graham, author of the Talking Tales series (full review here)

“This is not just another story book. It has a strong scholastic element to it . . . This story will turn the readers into givers and social enthusiasts.” –Ashish Kejriwal (full review here)

“Kids will love the book’s splashy color, monsters aplenty, and gross-out humor. Parents will love the story’s durable lesson: be yourself.” –Terry Vittone (full review here)

“A delightful book!  Read it for the story, read it for the lessons, read it for pictures that have a subtle and humorous attention to detail.  Just read it – you’ll smile and be better for it.” – Lesley Rynders

“A feel-good book that effectively mixes gross-out humor, a bit of monster-y horror, and sweet affection.” -Kirkus Review (full review here)

What’s At the End of Your Nose?

Sidney Snail shows children a whole world to explore. And they can color it in!

BUY: Amazon


Softcover, Kindle

Sidney Snail is so bored that he’s about to leave town in search of adventure. But when mysterious Old Samuel Snail convinces him to take one last look around, Sidney discovers he’s been missing amazing things all along.

With delightful black & white illustrations on matte paper, What’s At the End of Your Nose? can also be used as a coloring book!


The Children’s Book Review
“A great starting point to spark discussion about one’s environment and finding magic in the ordinary.” -Luisa LeFleur, The Children’s Book Review

Reader’s Favorite 5-Star Review
“This astonishing tale of a bored snail is one filled with smiles and excitement from beginning to end.” -Rosie Malezer, Readers’ Favorite 

“My kids loved the pictures and the engaging narrative and went to bed grinning and talking to each other about snails and Bub Bells.” -Tom Kretzmer

Full reviews:

Dr. Guinea Pig George 

What happens when the family guinea pig follows his dream?

BUY: Amazon


Softcover, Kindle

Guinea pig George really does think he’s a doctor, even if he’s the only one who does! Then one day, George is able to show what he can do during a very unexpected house call.

Dr. Guinea Pig George helps kids believe in themselves, even if their dreams seem out of reach.


Kirkus Review
“A sweet and funny animal story for newly independent readers.” -Kirkus Review

Reader’s Favorite 5-Star Review
“This is one of the most unique, joyful books I have read in a very long time.” -Rosie Malezer, Readers’ Favorite 

“This is one of those books that clearly needs to be on a nightstand for a little child. The illustrations are beautiful and the content is perfect.” -J. Gibbens

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