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International Award-Winning


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The Adventures of Eli Benjamin Bear

A Heart’s Journey Home

Eli Benjamin Bear is born with a heart that needs immediate care. Whisked off to a human hospital for kids, Eli must survive this perilous journey armed only with a special blanket his mother gave him – imbued with his father’s essential life lessons and her own farewell lullaby to bring him home safely.

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The Bear Essentials

The heart-warming tale of a young bear learning the magic of a father’s love.

Delight in the poetic wisdom passed down from a grandfather’s secret scroll to help Eli Benjamin Bear understand both his father and his own heart.

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About Hal Price



As a longtime storyteller born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, Hal Price’s own storied career has evolved from marketing executive to author to local photographer. He began his 40+ year corporate career as a sports marketing and branding expert for Fortune 100 companies and top tier U.S. athletes, including 4-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon.

Drawn to the coastal charm, beauty and inviting community of Carpinteria in 2015, Hal has focused his talents and passions in both the arts and community service. He has written fourteen international bestselling books, including his beloved award-winning children’s book, “A Heart’s Journey Home”.

Hal’s poetry and photography have been published in the pages, and on the cover of Insights magazine. Hal is recognized as an inspirational speaker, local stage actor and “in-the-moment” photographer.

Hal and his wife Jodi are avid supporters of many local causes. They are blessed with a blended family of six children, four grandchildren, and their fur-babies Rescue Riley and Kiki Chanel.

Portrait of author Hal Price