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Driftwood to be released August 25th!

The Hardcover version of Driftwood will be available starting Tuesday, August 25th! Please see the press release below for more details, and stay tuned to this blog for future updates!


Contact: Jake Bentley

Five Count Publishing

(616) 308-6148

Ray Bentley Releases Hardcover Edition of his Debut Novel, Driftwood at Rivertown Mall.

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Five Count Publishing is proud to announce the hardcover edition release of Ray Bentley’s debut novel, Driftwood, on Tuesday, August 25. Bentley will be at All4Sports in Rivertown Mall from Noon to 2pm, August 25, 2015 signing copies of Driftwood as well as his children’s books. Bentley, a current ESPN College Football TV Game Analyst, former NFL linebacker, and longtime local radio show host released Driftwood on all e-book platforms, including Kindle, Nook, iBooks, Smashwords, Kobo, and RedShelf last month. The hardcover edition of Driftwood is also available to order at on August 25, 2015.

“I’m especially excited to come back to Grandville to make my book available to all my hometown friends,” said Bentley. “It’s going to be a blast seeing everybody and sharing my book with them.” All4Sports owner Jeff Gebben is pleased to bring Ray in to his store. “I’ve known Ray for a long time and he has done a lot of stuff but I have never seen him more excited or proud than he is about this book. This should be a lot of fun!”


Jack Driftwood is heading into his 18th year as a linebacker for the Buffalo Blizzard of the North American Football Association (NAFA). The Blizzard's 93-year-old owner, Gerald Wainscott III, has brought his daughter, Gerry, into the fold to take over the team after he is gone. Donald Fegel, the team’s General Manager, has his eyes on taking both Gerry and the franchise for himself, but Jack Driftwood may have something to say about that. Intense battles ensue, both on and off the field as Buffalo makes a run at the Mega Bowl 50 title.


Ray Bentley was born and raised in the Grand Rapids area and attended Hudsonville High School. He played his college football at Central Michigan University where he majored in English and is also a member of the Chippewa Sports Hall Of Fame. Bentley played 10 years of professional football, including seven in the National Football League (Six with Buffalo and one with Cincinnati) and played in Super Bowl XXV and Super Bowl XXVI with the Bills. He was also a key member of the Inaugural USFL Champions, the Michigan Panthers. Bentley is a proud member in the Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame. Bentley is also the author and publisher of seven children’s books. He is the father of five wonderful children and grandfather to two amazing boys. He and his wife Jodi will celebrate 33 years together this summer. The Bentley’s make their home in Newmarket, New Hampshire, just down the street from those grandsons.

Mr. Bentley is available for interviews, appearances, and book signings. To schedule any of these events, please contact Jake Bentley at 616-308-6148 or at

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