Ben H. English




Good morning,

A long, somewhat emotionally arduous journey was completed over this past weekend. My fifth book, ‘Black And White: Tales of the Texas Highway Patrol,’ was released in both electronic as well as paperback versions.

I want to thank everyone who encouraged as well as supported me in this effort. My advance team of readers, families and friends of fallen officers, fellow officers who befriended me during my career, those others who served as both role models and mentors, citizens who were always there for my family when I was engaged elsewhere, and my readers who have served as the foundation for whatever success I may enjoy in the literary world.

To each and everyone involved, mere words can never convey my feelings of gratitude and humbleness for what you have so graciously provided.

At present both the book as well as Kindle version are only available on Amazon, where Black And White quickly snagged and maintains a ‘Number One New Release’ designation. Once the printing presses catch up, orders will be filled for chain retail houses, independent book stores, gift shops and the like.

Matter of fact, I am currently waiting delivery on my own shipment for my scheduled book tours.

Which reminds me, those of you who wish me to come to your area and put on a presentation? I ask you to make contact with your local library, museum or civic organization and have them invite me. In return, I will do my very best to be there.

Also please free to share this with others and if you are so inclined, leave a review or a rating with whomever you purchase your copy from.

To me, the best advertising and worthwhile opinion are those from a satisfied customer.

Or in this case, satisfied reader!

God bless to all,



--BOERNE Saturday, July 9th Patrick Heath Public Library, 11 am-3 pm
--MEDINA Monday, July 11th The Core House Ministries Book Signing, 11 am-2 pm
--MEDINA Monday, July 11th Faith and Freedom Celebration Speaker Medina Community Library 4 pm
--ABILENE Thursday, August 18th Frontier Texas! 3-5 pm
--ALPINE Saturday-Sunday, September 3rd-4th, Big Bend Gun & Knife Show, Pete P. Gallego Center
--SAN ANGELO Thursday, September 15th Stephens Central Library, 6-8 pm
Ben H. English
Alpine, Texas
USMC: 1976-1983
THP: 1986-2008
HS Teacher: 2008-2010
Author of ‘Yonderings’ (TCU Press)
‘Destiny’s Way’ (Creative Texts Publishers)
‘Out There: Essays on the Lower Big Bend’ (Creative Texts Publishers)
‘The Uvalde Raider’ (Creative Texts Publishers)
‘Black And White: Tales of the Texas Highway Patrol’ (Creative Texts Publishers)

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