At Sengokuhara, Japan

Hi. I'm Ben.

I'm a fiction writer. My genres include dystopia, horror, the apocalypse, the American west, and Japanese-style tanka poetry.

Most of my creative attention is devoted to finishing and editing my unnamed first novel by Winter 2013 and Spring 2014.

My other work is available on Short Scenes, my occasional proving ground and repository for short fiction and tanka poetry.

In a past life, I worked as a political communications strategist and copywriter aiding the government offices and campaigns of Senators, members of Congress, Governors, Mayors, and others.

I live in Portland, Oregon with my wife Mele. My joys include riding my road bike as fast as I can, frequenting good bars and coffee shops, staring wistfully into nature, my two cats, and obsessively rooting for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Lakers.