Benjamin M. Weilert has been published in many ways. Below is a listing of the numerous places where you can find his writing:
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Non-Fiction Books

Stop Screaming! A Beginner’s Guide to Homemade Ice Cream [Amazon] Stop Screaming!

🏆 2023 Best Indie Book Award (BIBA) Winner – Non-Fiction: Ice Cream Crafting
🏆 2024 Independent Press Award Distinguished Favorite – How-to
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🏆 2024 Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist – Non-Fiction: Cookbook
🏆 2024 International Book Awards Finalist – Non-Fiction: Cookbooks

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Readers‘ Favorite 5-Star Review Press Release

Calm down. Making homemade ice cream isn’t as difficult as you may think. It’s amazing how only a few ingredients commonly found at the grocery store can create endless flavor possibilities. While some ice cream cookbooks can border on the academic or the gourmet, Stop Screaming! is the perfect guide for those starting out making this chilled dessert. Covering both the equipment and techniques to make ice cream at home, Stop Screaming! reveals the barrier to entry for this culinary hobby can be as low as a few hundred dollars. With broad recipes that allow for plenty of experimentation, this cookbook is a great foundation to build upon and eventually reach some truly unique flavors (for example: have you ever had dragon fruit sorbet?). Stop Screaming! has a range of simple to advanced techniques for bases and mix-ins. The permutations of flavor combinations in this cookbook number in the hundreds (eat your heart out, Baskin Robbins). Whether you prefer classics like Vanilla or more complex recipes like Maraschino Cherry Amaretto Chocolate Chip, Stop Screaming! shows how easy it is to make fantastic ice cream in the comfort of your own home.

Best Indie Book Award (BIBA)

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This is Not a Drill [Amazon] This is Not a Drill

Robbie Robin’s home blew down in a storm. You can build him a new birdhouse by following the instructions in This is Not a Drill. Follow along as each tool used to build a birdhouse is discussed in this picture book for kids. This is Not a Drill asks children to identify the tools needed to construct a simple birdhouse while also providing parents with step-by-step instructions that they can use to build this birdhouse with their kids. As is the case with any tools, safety is identified throughout the book so children can learn how to use tools without getting hurt. A great book for kids aged 3-8, This is Not a Drill asks the important questions in life, like, “Is this a Drill?”

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Cinema Connections: a never-ending “6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon” [Amazon] Cinema Connections: a never-ending "6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon"

No movie is an island. How often do you open up Netflix and wonder “What do I want to watch?” Have you ever seen a movie that was so great, you want more of it? Well, look no further than this book. Cinema Connections is a guide through at least 400 movies that are connected to each other in some very unique ways. These aren’t the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, but they might just point you in the direction of your next favorite film.

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Fourteener Father: a memoir of life above 14,000 ft. [Amazon] Fourteener Father: a memoir of life above 14,000 ft.

When does a hobby become an obsession? Colorado has 58 mountains that tower above the landscape. 58 mountains that, when combined together, hold a certain amount of prestige amongst the natives. 58 mountains that have summits above 14,000 feet. These mountains are collectively known as the “fourteeners.” As beautiful as Colorado is, its mountains have a certain addicting quality that keeps us coming back for more. This is a story of a father and son who managed to climb them all . . . together.

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Fiction Books

Buried Colony [Amazon] Buried Colony

Two decades into the future, humanity faces an energy crisis and an opportunity. Using current technology, the planets have literally aligned to allow 20 six-person vessels to escape our solar system and start a new colony on a planet in another galaxy. Except one spacecraft landed on the wrong planet. Now buried deep underground, the crew of the HyVe β must dig themselves out and determine if they can even survive in this new world—let alone with each other.

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The Fluxion Trilogy [Amazon] The Fluxion Trilogy

Fluxions are the mysterious powers that can turn an ordinary person into an extraordinary legend. Not only have they been used to try and take over the world, but also to save it. These powers have been lost and found over thousands of years by many different individuals. Individuals like Isaac, who lost his wife to the uncontrollable power of fluxions; Benjamin, who fought against a genocide of his people; and Albert, who felt obliged to eliminate fluxions from the world after introducing them a millennium before. Across space and time, fluxions have been used as weapons, with weapons, and to turn people into weapons. They’ve been used on both sides of justice and continued to oppress humanity until their power source was finally found and understood. The Fluxion Trilogy is a collection of three novels about these mysterious powers and the people who used them and sought to understand them. Included in this omnibus is an Appendix that gives insight into the references made throughout the trilogy. You’ve never seen science quite like this.

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THE FLUXION TRILOGY CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING NOVELS:

  • First Name Basis [Amazon] First Name Basis (The Fluxion Trilogy #1)
    • Isaac is a lone wolf on a mission to stop an organization by the name of “Testament” from taking over the world. He knows that if they abuse the powers known as fluxions, the world will once again be thrown into chaos. While on his travels, he meets many interesting characters, including a mischievous wind child, a blue phoenix, an albino dragon, and an animated suit of armor. Of course, it takes Isaac a while to accept these strangers, who eventually teach him the benefits of teamwork and friendship. With their help, he heads to the main headquarters of Testament, a floating island known as The Eagle’s Nest. However, in order to get there, they had to visit strange and exotic places, including the Peak of Eternal Light, the Walled city of Topal, Pandora Prison, and the Dendritic Forest. But even though Isaac has allowed these allies to tag along, he carries a secret burden that fuels his motivation to stop the use of fluxions. Armed with only a black katana and a white longsword, Isaac takes on the most powerful people in the world. Will he be able to prevent Testament from conquering the world, or is he the last hurdle they need to jump in order to complete their conquest? First Name Basis is a story of life, love, and honor. You’ve never seen science quite like this.
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  • Second to None [Amazon] Second to None (The Fluxion Trilogy #2)
    • Benjamin is one of a select group of people who can naturally use powers known as fluxions. Of course, he doesn’t know that yet. While he travels around the continent finding more people he can relate to, a research team led by Albert is trying to get fluxions into a form that everyone can use. As Benjamin progresses on his journey, picking up two traveling partners along the way (Tecumseh and Penny), the research team is scouring the world, looking for fluxion cores and other items to help them create the super-fluxions known as Fluents. After Benjamin and his friends travel through a strange realm called the Imaginary World, they come across a disaster caused by the Army of Amedeo. Soon after, they find out that Amedeo is building an army that is one septillion soldiers strong, and it’s up to the small team of Naturals to stop him. But can a mere handful of superpowered people stop an army of that number? Furthermore, why does Amedeo need such a large army in the first place? Second to None is a story of friendship, duty, and betrayal. You’ve never seen science quite like this.
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  • The Third Degree [Amazon] The Third Degree (The Fluxion Trilogy #3)
    • After defeating Testament, Isaac returned to New Town to recount his journey. But fate, as it seems, had different plans for him. In a sudden twist, two individuals appear from the distant past: Benjamin and Albert. These two people who came from before the Millennial Erasure join up with Isaac to finish what he had started. Even though Testament was no longer around, the powers known as fluxions still exist and still hold the potential to thrust the world into chaos and darkness. Gathering his team of warriors, Isaac sets out to destroy the 12 Caidoz statues in this timeframe while Albert and Benjamin travel through space and time to accomplish the same task. With the only clues to the location of the statues being an ancient lyric, once the statues are found, they must be destroyed. Unfortunately, these are no ordinary statues. Created aeons ago out of a material known as fluxionite, these statues are what give fluxions their power. And yet, the creator of these statues still lives and is ready to kill anyone who would take away his power. The Third Degree is a story of family, legacy, and sacrifice. You’ve never seen science quite like this.
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Short Story Anthologies

 Forgotten Shifter Files (Novella – “Kami’s Curse”) [Amazon] The Ascent of the Writer

  • Kami’s life turned upside down when a mysterious man carrying an umbrella came and killed her father and mother. Now trying to survive on her own—and keep her infant brother safe—Kami comes across a cursed scroll that gives her body the ability to transform into almost anything. Now she has the power to enact vengeance on her family’s killer but lacks the connections to make it happen.

The Ascent of the Writer [Amazon] The Ascent of the Writer

  • What does the evolution of a writer look like? Poems, articles, and short stories can all explore ideas that the writer uses later for larger projects. The Ascent of the Writer covers the last 20 years of Benjamin M. Weilert’s writing. Many of his stories have already been published elsewhere, but this collection brings them all together for the first time to show how concepts he wrote about years ago eventually made it into his novels.
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      *$5 shipping, handling, fees, and taxes added to the cost of a signed copy.THE ASCENT OF THE WRITER CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING SHORT STORIES/POEMS (PLUS MANY MORE):

Crossing Borders (Short Story – “From c² Shining c”) [Lulu’s “5k for 5k” contest] Crossing Borders: a Lulu Anthology

  • Most science fiction stories already have faster-than-light travel. But what about the first person to ever break the “light barrier?” Captain Chaz Elwood has been assigned to this suicide mission but he must first discover the root of his suicidal tendencies.

The Midnight Writers’ Anthologies

  • Welcome to the Alpacalypse (Short Story – “Be Fruitful…”) [Amazon] Welcome to the Alpacalypse (Midnight Writers' Anthology 2020)
    • Rabbits are cute and fluffy. Nobody could ever suspect that they’d bring about the end of the world as we know it. In the not too distant future, a family from Olympia, Washington soon learns that the hippies who preached “make love, not war” have doomed them all.
  • Last Shot Fired (Short Story – “Soul Photographer”) [Amazon] Last Shot Fired: Midnight Writers' Anthology 2018
    • Many cultures believe cameras have the ability to steal a person’s soul. What if they were right? What if there was a camera that could do just that? Professional photographer, Eli Adler, finds himself in possession of just such a camera, even if he doesn’t know it yet.
  • Domesticated Velociraptors (Short Story – “Jurassic Manor”) [Amazon] Domesticated Velociraptors
    • Sent out to confirm the validity of a patent claim, a London-based intellectual property lawyer finds himself in an amazing house full of dinosaurs and must ask the necessary questions needed to determine whether or not a patent could be filed. However, along the way, he learns that there’s more to this Lord’s operation than meets the eye.

Colorado School of Mines High Grade [Journal of the Arts]


Articles and Essays

HarvestDowntown Church Magazine

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Blog

The Oredigger [Colorado School of Mines Newspaper]

*note: articles with this asterisk are satire.