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Ray Bentley to sign at Schuler Books & Music for Driftwood Release

We've got two more Michigan signings set up for the Driftwood release. Ray Bentley will be at the Schuler Books & Music locations in Grand Rapids and Lansing in two weeks! See the press release below for more details.


Contact: Jake Bentley

Five Count Publishing

(616) 308-6148

Ray Bentley Releases Hardcover Edition of his Debut Novel, Driftwood, Scheduled for signings at All4Sports and Schuler Books & Music

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. Five Count has scheduled Bentley for appearances in West Michigan to sign copies of his book and meet with fans.

Bentley will be appearing at All4Sports in Rivertown Crossings Mall in Grandville from Noon to 2pm, August 25, 2015 and at Schuler Books & Music, 2660 28th Street, Grand Rapids later that day from 7 to 9pm. He will be signing copies of Driftwood as well as his children’s books. He has seven children’s books to his credit, and four will be available at the signing events: Darby's Christmas Adventure, The Great Gator Princess, No More Hiccups and Nobody Said Happy Birthday.

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 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!”

The hardcover Driftwood is 448 pages long and carries a retail price of $25. The Darby the Dinosaur and Bubba Gator books can be purchased for $3 each or all four available titles for just $10. The e-book version of Driftwood is currently available for $6.99.


In the world of sports, football is still king. From Pop Warner up through the pros, people just can’t seem to get enough of their gridiron gods. Nowhere is this truer than in Buffalo, N.Y., where fans are desperate for a winner. The Buffalo Blizzard of the North American Football Association (NAFA) have teased and tortured their fan base for well beyond a decade. Long past was the franchise’s heyday back in the mid-to-late-’90s when they lost four consecutive Mega Bowls. However, things are looking up for Buffalo, and this may be their year!

Jack Driftwood, a 17-year NAFA veteran (all with the Blizzard), is back for number 18 and one last shot at Mega Bowl glory. But the Blizzard haven’t been to the playoffs since Driftwood’s rookie year when they lost in a blowout in Mega Bowl 33.

Blizzard General Manager Donald Allen Fegel Jr., through a series of shrewd moves and back room dealings, has brought the franchise back from the dead and into contention.

Team owner Gerald Wainscott III is no spring chicken, and he has recruited his daughter Gerry to take over the franchise after he is gone. Gerry’s arrival throws a wrench into the lives of both Driftwood and Fegel, but for entirely different reasons.

These titans clash both on and off the field and it truly is a no-holds-barred fight to the finish. Yet they all desire one thing above all: A Mega Bowl victory for the city of Buffalo.

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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