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I love writing and using fiction to convey powerful messages about redemption and God’s love. When I’m not writing I enjoy music, reading and going for long walks. I’m married to my best friend Ade Benson, who also happens to be cute, funny and male :-D, and we live in North West England with our two gorgeous little girls.

I love hearing from readers so feel free to email me at dayo@dayobenson.com

FAQ

Who is your favourite author?

I have many but Dee Henderson and Denise Hunter are my absolute favourites. For non fiction I like Stormie Omartian and John Bevere.

How long does it take you to write a book?

It used to take me a while but these days it’s a few weeks if I’m focused. About two months if I’m not focused.

Where do you get the inspiration for your novels?

Everything is inspiration, but mainly it’s my over-active imagination.

Did you always want to be an author?

Not really. I have always loved books, but I was mainly a reader. Growing up I read anything and everything I could get my hands on. I tried a few times to write a novel and never got past the first few chapters. But I had this spark in my late teens that just turned into a full flame and I’ve been writing ever since.

Why do you write?

I love books, I love the adventure of dreaming up people and situations, and I love taking other people (readers) on my adventures.

Are you a Christian writer or a Christian who writes?

At the moment I’m a Christian writer. One day I might graduate into a Christian who writes if I get enough inspiration. But I would probably use a pen name for that.

Which of your own books is your favourite?

It always changes. At the moment it’s Sleeper (Book 7 of my Crystal Series).

Who is your favourite main character from your own books?

Alejandro, of course. He’s silly and fun to write about.

High heels or flats.

Flats.

22 thoughts on “About

  1. Ade says:

    Hi ….i was on amazon and couldn’t get your books in hardcopy…. are they available on hard copy as i would like to buy prodigal, red carpet and refiners fire,… Please reply soonest…

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hi Ade, thanks for your interest in my books. I’m afraid they are not yet available as paperbacks. If you don’t have a Kindle you can still read them using a Kindle app if you have a PC, smartphone or tablet. I am hoping to get them into paperback form though. I’ll do a blog post to let everyone know when that happens.
      God bless.

  2. AlisonStanley says:

    Hi Dayo. I really enjoy your blog and I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award – stop by my blog to find out more – http://www.alisonstanleychristianfiction.wordpress.com

  3. Grace says:

    Hello Dayo,
    I read your book Lust yesterday and I could not put it down, I read it in one sitting. I really loved it and I found it real, not just a fairy tale romance. I love the way you wove the theme of faith and Gods grace throughout and I believe that this book goes beyond just a good read and has the power to impact lives. There are some things that really spoke to me in the book. I pray that God would give you grace to continue to touch lives through your wonderful writing!

  4. Har+new says:

    You ever thought about converting your books to film?

  5. Ame says:

    Hi Dayo! I love your books – your writing is very real. I’ve finished the Lexi books and the Crystal books you’ve written and a few others. I’m curious, how did you learn about the occult? I love the way you reflect the power of God over Satan. Also, how did you learn about the fashion and music industries?

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hey Ame, most of it is my imagination. I did begin to research a little about the occult, but stopped because I quite frankly don’t really want to know what they do. For the fashion industry, it’s imagination too, along with things I’ve picked up from TV.
      I’m so glad you like the books. Thanks for taking the time to comment 🙂 God bless.

  6. KAM says:

    Hey there! I’ve been following your weblog for some time now and
    finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Lubbock Texas!
    Just wanted to say keep up the fantastic job!

  7. Mary Pat says:

    I just finished reading your book LUST. Ok I’m stunned to say the least. I am 54 years old, was a victim of multiple childhood abuse’s and was exactly Noemi??? After 30 years of counseling, several suicide attempts and finally finding my Savior to forgive me, how can you be so young and know so much? I have read hundred of thousands books throughout my life and have never been touched by such a personal account of what it is truly like to be hurt so deeply, then be shown a Savior who asks nothing, yet you never quite feel total forgiveness. Thank you

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hi Mary Pat, it’s great to hear from you. Your story is so heartbreaking. I wrote ‘Lust’ so that everyone who has been through something similar would know that they’re not alone. I’m really glad the story touched you. The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit (Psalms 34:18). God bless and stay strong 🙂

  8. Jean says:

    Hi Dayo,
    I am a Christian mommy and wife who also teaches first graders – living in Texas, USA.
    I just want to say that I am really enjoying your books, you are an amazing writer! I absolutely love how you portray the power and grace of God through your books!
    Keep on writing!

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hi Jean, great to hear from you. Thanks for telling me about yourself. I like to ‘get to know’ the people who read my books 🙂 I’m so glad you’re enjoying them.

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