Nov 28

Tales From the Alaskan Side

It’s finally here! Tim’s travelogue of his time spent up in Alaska working and exploring. It’s thirty one stories and essays about his experiences there, his thoughts, things that happened to him and/or friends, and in general just a deeper insight into the things that make the great state of Alaska tick. Whether it’s the story of the plugged up bear, or the rescue of a damsel in distress, these are campfire stories that will either make you laugh so hard your sides will hurt, or make you so angry you could spit. These just aren’t your typical stories. Take the story of the miracle on the Kuskokwim River for example, a white knuckle hair-raiser that actually happened to Tim while driving the river ice roads one winter. You just won’t find stories quite like this anywhere else, each one with its own “moral of the story” included. It’s Alaska in all her beauty, her shame, and her spirit. If you’ve ever dreamed of visiting Alaska someday, or know someone who wants to, you need to get this book. Why? It also includes abundant “Tips for Surviving Alaska” interspersed throughout the stories. So not only will you know what you are getting into, you’ll be prepared with tips that might just, at worst, save your life, and if nothing else, make you more appreciative of the things you see and experience for yourself while there. Get your copy today on Amazon at in either paperback or kindle versions!

Sep 21

“Tales From the Alaskan Side” Published!


Guess what?! I just published my next book, Tales From the Alaskan Side, over at Duct Tape Press and Evergreen Mountain Publishing.

Its thirty one tall tales and thought provoking essays of the biggest, prettiest, and most diverse state in the USA, stories that I wrote and gathered during my time working, traveling, and exploring Alaska over the last several years.

Some stories will make you laugh till you cry, while some of them will just make you cry. Its Alaska revealed, in all of her glory, indignity, awesome beauty, and craziness. I guarantee you wont read another book about Alaska, quite like this one.

So if you have ever pondered about what exactly makes Alaska Alaska, or have even thought that you would like to visit there yourself someday, you gotta get this book first, if for nothing else than to educate yourself on the Tips for Surviving Alaska, and the Morals of the Storys that I include at the end of each chapter!

So come on over and get your copy today at

tim benedict
aka T. Russell Benedict
thirty one stories to entertain you

Tales from the Alaskan Side

May 09

Gas prices are climbing again…

With gas prices starting to climb again, author Tim Benedict has relaunched his popular book/ebook, once again telling people tons of ways to improve their gas mileage, in almost any vehicle they own. And yes, he includes ways to double, triple, and/or even go completely grid-fuel free forever. You need to check it out over at

Mar 17

Painful run-in with Scammers at Turnkey PR

If anyone ever wants to try out crowdfunding for some personal or business project, be very careful who you get to help publicize your project campaign. After a bit of preliminary research, I contracted with TurnkeyPR myself, to help out my kickstarter campaign for a book I’m writing and talk about over at book.
Oops. Wrong choice. They turned out to be very accomplished scam artists.
Their pet “angle” on crowdfunding awareness raising was to supposedly send out hundreds or thousands of TARGETED Press Releases all over the world. And they all but guaranteed that they could blanket the media with enough press releases that my campaign’s success was all but sure “Completely realistic” was their exact words. 
And because I couldn’t market the campaign myself due to being out of town for almost two months, I needed help, so I decided to try their service. And now, $500 poorer and a failed campaign later, I find that their “press release campaign” resulted in one whole big whopping dollar ($1) in new funding on my Ancient Nuclear War book project.
The “kicker” (pun intended) was when TurnkeyPR then sent me a “end-of-campaign report” at the end of the failed project supposedly proving that they had somehow generated over 2,000 new, TARGETED clicks directly to my kickstarter campaign page. Unfortunately, as I studied the report, I discovered that it was full of entirely bogus data. You see, I’m already an internet marketer, webmaster, and web developer, and I already knew what kind of response to expect from a press release campaign of the size they were promising. But they didn’t just fail to deliver, they were abysmally horrible in their results. To top that off, their apparently completely pre-fabricated, boiler-plate report was including clicks that they simply could not have captured unless they had been given server or javascript access directly to the campaign site page on the kickstarter server  (which believe me, I never gave them).
Then just to make sure that I wasn’t the one being paranoid, I went looking all across the internet, using multiple tools and search engines, for some of their supposed press releases, somewhere/anywhere, and some indication that they had done what they said they would do (send out press releases all around the world). And I couldn’t find a single blinking one. NONE.
So I went back to TurnkeyPR and pointed these problems out and asked for a refund. And guess what. I haven’t heard a word back from them. But am I surprised? Not really. I would expect nothing less from a scam company. So… Be ye hereby forewarned, that the folks over at Turnkey PR (Tom, Jessica, Ian) are con artists. Avoid them. Run, don’t walk, AWAY. Talk to them at your own risk.
That’s my caution of the day to anyone considering crowdfunding for some personal project. Be cautious about who you pay to help you.
-a poorer but wiser soul…

Feb 04

Sicence Fiction Trilogy Published!

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Broken Power Science Fiction Trilogy – a man and woman in a gritty, ugly universe, find themselves caught up the struggle between good and evil (on a galactic scale), and have to make a choice once and for all, who to serve: Yahweh Lord of life, or Lucifer lord of death.

Sparks of War (book1)
Stones of Silence (book2)

Ripples of Consequence (book3)

Check them out today!

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