About Us



Ben Echeverria and Kay McElhinney are writers and do business as B & K Freelance Writers.

They have been life and business partners for over thirty years.  Ben is a retired lawyer and Kay a retired legal assistant and office administrator. For many years before they became writers they ran a law office and did civil litigation representing injured plaintiffs, business clients, and defending school and college districts against tort claims.

Ben has been a writer since his college days writing for the Brushfire-59, the official student Magazine of the University of Nevada-Reno; his article was entitled “Jazz Gets the Once Over”.

While attending law school, Ben was Student Writing Editor for the International Law Journal (California Western Law School, Vol. 1, No. 1, Fall 1970) contributing a piece to the International Law Journal entitled the “Family Unity Doctrine vs. Sham Marriage Doctrine.”

In 2013 Ben wrote his first book, entitled Law Practice in Modern Educational Administration (2013, Fathom Publishing Company) available now on Amazon.com, Barnes & Nobel.

In 2015, he submitted a successful proposal on education law for the special-yearly-issue of The Colorado Lawyer, the monthly magazine of the Colorado Bar Association. He recruited eleven writers, all Colorado lawyers except one, a professor of education, acted as a coordinating editor and researched and wrote an article entitled Gun Violence on Campus (2015, The Colorado Lawyer, Special Issue on Education Law).

Ben has just completed  a historical novel titled “Don’t Call Me Madam”, the story of the psychological/social struggle and rehabilitation of a young woman who worked as a lady of the evening behind the board fence in a northern Nevada brothel. The novel is published by B & K Publishers and is available for purchase from Amazon.com books.


Kay McElhinney attended the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado and is a writer of fiction and children’s books. She has taken writing courses offered by the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs including the Beginning Writer’s Workshop and Write Like a Pro; Kay is also taking a course taught by popular author James Patterson.

Kay is writing a novel entitled “The Asbestos Wife”, a historically driven, fictional account of the spouse of an accomplished civil litigation attorney specializing in asbestos litigation and his cohorts in that practice, all of whom cheated on their wives and moved on to younger women, often their associates or paralegals.

Kay plans to write children’s books.  A sample of a children’s story topic, dear to her heart, is posted on this website under “Children’s Stories”.

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